Sofia Magdalena wore this dress when she married king Gustav III in 1766. Her wedding dress is one of the most well known objects at the Royal Armoury. It is wide, it is silvery and it is absolutely fabulous! .
At the time it was modern and old fashioned at the same time. The shape, with the wide skirt and the lace sleeves, remind us of the dresses of the royal court in the 17th century, while the floral pattern was the latest fashion when the dress was made.
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