Empress elisabeth of the Holy Roman empire. She was admired for her good looks, and was assassinated in the 1880s

Empress elisabeth of the Holy Roman empire. She was admired for her good looks, and was assassinated in the One the most beautiful royals in the world.

mourning dress of the most infamous tightlacer Empress Sissi of Austria

Dress-down Friday: Sissi

Mourning dress of the most infamous tightlacer Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie “Sissi” Austria 10 September wife of Emperor Franz Joseph I.

Empress Elisabeth of Austria painted in a gown designed by Charles Frederick Worth for her coronation as Queen of Hungary in 1867

Empress Elisabeth (Sisi) of Austria painted in a gown designed by Charles Frederick Worth for her coronation as Queen of Hungary in 1867

Left: Empress Sissi of Austria in her wedding dress by Franz Xaver Winterhalter. Right: Romy Schneider as Sissi in wedding dress in the movie "Sissi - Die junge Kaiserin" (Sissi -the young empress), 1956.  The costumes were designed by Leo Bei, Gerdag and Franz Szivats.

Left: Empress Sissi of Austria in a portrait by Franz Xaver Winterhalter. Right: Romy Schneider as Sissi in the movie "Sissi - Die junge Kaiserin" (Sissi -the young empress), The costumes were designed by Leo Bei, Gerdag and Franz Szivats.

Empress Elisabeth of Austria was a truly great beauty and spent her adult life trying to maintain that beauty.  In the modern age she would surely have been a plastic surgery addict.  Instead, she aged naturally and beautifully.

Empress Elisabeth of Austria was a truly great beauty and spent her adult life trying to maintain that beauty. In the modern age she would surely have been a plastic surgery addict. Instead, she aged naturally and beautifully.

Sisi is wearing a white gown. Photo by Ludwig Angerer, 1860. Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Sisi, due to the movie also known now as Sissi, 1837-1898))

Sisi is wearing a white gown. Photo by Ludwig Angerer, Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Sisi, due to the movie also known now as Sissi, - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

Empress Elisabeth of Austria, and her insane amount of hair! (Which apparently took 4 hours to dress!)

Empress Elisabeths sister Duchess Sophie Charlotte of Bavaria, later Duchess of Alencon in France

Empress Sissi of Austria with her stars in her hair (detail)

Elisabeth of Austria (Sissi) Detail of the portrait by Winterhalter

1865 Sisi from back in Kramer photo set  PreviousNextList  Sisi has opened her parasol and displays her elaborate coiffure and lace wrap in this Albert of Munich photo.    And wouldn't I just love to know how she  did her hair like that!

1865 Sisi from back in Kramer photo set - Empress Sisi displays her long hair in an elaborate coiffure and impossibly tiny waist in this Albert of Munich photo.

(Sisi) Empress Elisabeth of Austria & Queen of Hungry (24 December 1837 – 10 September 1898) - If you want to live like empress Sisi, the Schloß Schönbrunn Grand Suite will be the perfect spot for you. :) #feelingRoyal www.austria-trend.at/Suite-Schloss-Schoenbrunn/en/

(Sisi) Empress Elisabeth of Austria & Queen of Hungry December 1837 – 10 September - If you want to live like empress Sisi, the Schloß Schönbrunn Grand Suite will be the perfect spot for you.at/Suite-Schloss-Schoenbrunn/en/

Empress Sissi - I think most of us have seen the CdV of her wearing this

Costume from " . of Act 3 , written/composed by Erik Daniel Lenoir (Swiss gown reproduction made by Mónika Czédly, Empress Elisabeth of Austria - Sissi)

Empress Elizabeth of Austria (Sissi) in the ruby parure.  The set is composed of rubies, gold and pearls, with the foundation of the necklace in black velvet.

AUSTRIA ~ Ruby Parure ~ worn by Empress Elizabeth of Austria (Sissi) The set is composed of rubies, gold and pearls, with the foundation of the necklace in black velvet.

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