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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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RavenDiablo Featured By Owner Edited Dec 12, 2015

I edited this for I mistook this for a cosplay, but reading the description again and seeing other pictures I now understand that this is from a TV series.  Still my feelings on the outfit stand:

 Amazing attention to detail.   I am very much into Medieval and fantasy outfits, especially when they really nice like this.  It is just people back in the day seemed to dress much flamboyant than they do today.   This outfit reminds me of Queen Amidala from Star Wars EP1.  It's the headpiece / crown that does that as it adds so much to the overall look.  I love that in itself.  

In terms of weddings, while I do like the white dress tradition, if my wife to be would say that she wanted to get married wearing something like this,  I would say, "YES!"

It is a gorgeous dress fit for a queen.  Very beautiful and very attractive.

BTW, is there an H2T (Head to Toe) shot of this?

LadyAquanine73551 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015
Oh!  Goodness, I really need to edit these Tudor doll captions Facepalm.  They always insist you include the name and link of the doll-maker you used. 

Thank you very much.  It was a lot of work, dragging all those tiny pearls into the picture.  The hardest part were the sides of her bodice.  I don't even remember how long it took me.  I have no doubt this ensemble would have been way prettier than the real wedding costume Anne of Cleves would have worn.  While the fashions of the early 16th century England were very flamboyant (and got even crazier in the succeeding decades), this particular one Anne was wearing was actually out-of-date.  See, these particular Cranach styles were worn in Germany much earlier than the early 1500s.  Chances are, she might have worn something more Flemish in style around this time period.  Heck, nobody even knows what color her hair was!  One theory I read was that she was a blond, and another said she had dark hair.  But her painting shows her head completely covered, and she never saved a lock of her hair like some women did in that era.  Plus, German women (then and now) have a variety of hair colors, so there's no way to know for sure.

Yes, her headdress does look a little like Queen Amidala's style :).  It helps that the actress looks a tiny bit like her too, with the brown hair and eyes. 

I'd agree, that it would make a fine wedding gown, though if I wore it, I'd insist on attaching a veil.

I got the reference picture from the Tudors Wiki's photo section, though the only head-to-toe shot I found was kinda fuzzy (many of the photos from this show are not well-captured, though the promos are nice and sharp). 
RavenDiablo Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015
Yeah, I mistook that that drawn picture was a 'crutch' or model to work off from, and the picture on the right was your cosplay.  So I initially got the creation process reversed.  But when I saw other pictures and you mentioned it was a TV show, I was like...Ohhhhhhhh.  I got it backwards.

Sometimes I do get eras mixed up as well, but I do like anything that is from the Victorian era and earlier.   I like outfits mainly from the medieval era as I like that time period a lot.  It is also the time period where many fantasy stories take place.  It was just a better time period for clothing and fashion as well.   So I usually don't delve into it for 100% accuracy but more for the look itself.

Yeah, I love the headdress and I right away thought of Queen Amidala.   Amidala is another good example of what I was talking about above.  Here she is from a futuristic setting, but those outfit are reminiscent of the outfits the geisha's wore in China.   I like that.  Those outfits look phenomenal.

I think it would be a beautiful wedding dress for a medieval themed wedding.   The bride would look like a queen. 'Nuff said right there.

Tudors?  That's the name of the show I take it.

Along the style of medieval / fantasy dresses, I like these quite a bit:…………

The sleeves on these dresses drive me crazy.  I just love the way they look.  While I do prefer the dresses that show the shoulders, that last one!
LadyAquanine73551 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
Wow!  You have good taste! :D 
RavenDiablo Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
Thank you very much.   Yeah, I always like a woman in a pretty dress and I do like the medieval / fantasy style look quite a bit.

Another style I like, which is more fantasy is the butterfly sleeve dress:…

Oh, this is a real nice emerald one:…
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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