Originally Posted by Tatiana Maria
Thank you both for your additional comments. Why is it that court dress has persisted into the 20th and 21st centuries for ladies but not for gentlemen?
Originally Posted by Prinsara
Because the men don't want to wear it? — most likely.
Because men are boring and to preoccupied with not seeming effeminate I guess. The elaborate Swedish Ceremonial Costume made out of silk and heavily embroidered with silver thread was last used at the coronation of Oscar I on 28 September 1844. It was probably discontinued because of the changes to men's fashion that occurred during the mid-1800s. It got increasingly simpler and more like the dark suits of today.
The male courtiers still wear the different male versions of the court dress during Royal ceremonies and on gala occasions.
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