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Anne of Cleves' Silver Wedding Gown Ver. 1 by LadyAquanine73551 Anne of Cleves' Silver Wedding Gown Ver. 1 by LadyAquanine73551
This is 1 of my FAVORITE wedding gowns in this whole tv series :D. (After Jane's gown, of course). It's sooo pretty, & very German. It wouldn't be my first choice for my own wedding, but it definitely would look lovely at a Madrigal party. It's not as elaborate as some of the wedding dresses I've seen in this series, but sometimes there's a saying of "less is more."

I doubt such a headdress existed in the 1500s, but it's beautiful nonetheless. I'd totally wear it w/ a costume :). I like how the silver leaves framed Anne's face, & it makes her look like she's got a halo around her head. Like a Teutonic angel ^^. The silver rope necklace was interesting too.

This outfit was actually a second attempt, b/c the first time I did it, the halo turned out too big. (I might consider posting it, just so ppl can see the original). I ended up selecting a picture of Anne from the net & flipping it in mirror-image for reference. The actual costume has wide, vertical stripes of dark & light silver on the skirt, but since the game didn't have stripes I used the wavy leaf pattern again, hehe (that design keeps showing up more & more in these pictures). I knew I wouldn't be able to use beads for every part of Anne's bodice, so I ended up taking advantage of 2 vertical strings of pearls they had in the game. 1 had the big pearls, & those were a huge help w/ the stripe around the skirt, while I used tons & tons of tiny strings of vertical pearls for the 2 long pieces of fabric that frame her bodice.

I think it might have actually been tradition for royal couples to wear silver to their weddings, though it's hard to know. [link] People in those days didn't exactly take tons of snapshots of their weddings like we do today, lol. The whole white gown/black suit trend didn't really start until Queen Victoria married Albert in the 1800s. I did read that during the Medieval/Renaissance eras, that the bride & groom typically just wore their best for the occasion, leading to a colorful variety of marital costumes across the centuries ;). In some countries, I believe it was sometimes tradition for the bride to wear pale blue, though the subject might require more research. [link]

Man, if the real Henry had seen this girl, he would have NEVER called her the Flanders Mare, or planned on divorcing her 6 months after their wedding.
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funnies50 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is really, really gorgeous. I love all of the pearls :wow:
LadyAquanine73551 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015
Thank you :)
LinaAugelina Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Look like horse the doll..But the tudors verison is better.
abehs Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
very impressive work!
LadyAquanine73551 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Thanks :D
ScAlice Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love this dress
LadyAquanine73551 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Thanks :)
msbrit90 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this dress, both in the show and on this doll!
LadyAquanine73551 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Oh thank you :). I like it too. It's my 2nd fave wedding dress after Jane's ^^
moonprincess22 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student Photographer
Lovely dress, very detailed bodice! Again what is with the headdress? It's pretty but really? I need to stop commenting on the headdresses lol.
LadyAquanine73551 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
It's 1 of the first ones Anne wears that I actually liked, hehe. You should see the original. It's very pretty :)
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