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Catherine the Great Wedding Dress, 1745, (c) Kremlin Armory, Moscow, Russia photography (c) William F. Adams

Woman wearing kokoshnik. Kokoshniki were worn in Russia as early as the 10th century. They were banned by Peter the Great, who wished to modernise the Russian social system, but Catherine the Great brought them back and made them an official part of court dress.

1884 - Grand Duchess Elizabeth Mavirkievna dressed for her wedding

from Making History Tart & Titillating

18th Century Costume Archives: Catherine the Great’s Coronation Gown

"Today, Catherine’s coronation gown is kept at the Kremlin Armoury." from

This is a court dress worn by Alexandra on another day. Her wedding dress probably looked much like this one. The actual dress was lost during the Revolution