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Royal Trousseau of Her Majesty the Queen, Victoria

by Aligeth Posted 23rd Apr 2008 at 12:56 AM - Updated 8th May 2009 at 1:42 PM by Echo
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
This download is part of the Victorian London Creator Challenge
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

A trousseau is an accumulation of garments, linens, hats, gloves and other necessary what-nots and unmentionables collected by a bride-to-be, in preparation for her wedding, honeymoon, and newlywed days in her new home. Often, these cherised items were carefully packed away into elaborate cedar hope chests, awaiting the grand wedding day.

Victoria was a beautiful young woman of 21 years of age at the time of her marriage to her cousin Albert, and Queen since the tender age of 18. A far cry from the rotund, solemn-faced, elderly matron draped in voluminous black widow's-weeds of decades later.

Here assembled is a small collection to represent but a miniscule portion of some of the kinds of items her vast wardrobe may have contained.

The wedding clothes with veil and hairstyle; diamond and sapphire tiara; diamond and sapphire jewelry; riding habit with matching hat; and braided updo hairstyle trimmed with miniature pink roses are all modeled and textured after existing images and artwork of the actual items.



The Wedding Clothes - The softly shimmering wedding gown falls gracefully around the young Queen's petite frame. It is lavishly festooned with delicate lace, prettily trimmed with a cluster of fragrant orange blossoms at the bodice, and pinned near the decolletage by a sapphire and diamond brooch presented to Her by Her Prince. Upon Her regal head, a delicate illusion netting and lace veil, draped over elaborately coifed hair adorned with orange blossoms. Diamond and sapphire earrings dip below the low swept side locks of her smooth brown hair.



For active days of riding and parading, we have a beautiful riding habit with full and gracefull black skirt topped by a red jacket. A jaunty, matching riding hat, trimmed dashing red and gold feathers bounce and sway with every trot and gallop.

Who shall dare mention the Queen's unmentionables?

We shan't tell that they are of soft, delicate cotton trimmed all about with dainty white lace on the full-skirted, tiered petticoat and matching camisole.

Nor shall we whisper to a single soul of the Queen's night clothes, a long nightgown with matching bed jacket, being of a pale dusty-rose hue of patterned fabric trimmed with coordinating ribbon-work and bow, and need we say..white lacey bits.



Dainty pink roses adorn the elaborate hair style of coiled braids, sleek bangs, and neat side curls.

The hair style with roses is made available in brown, blonde, black and red and grey, in all ages, and is binned.

The veil with hairstyle, and riding hat with hairstyle are also available in brown, blonde, red and black, as well as grey, but due to their special function, are not binned. They have been meshed only for the adult heads (young adult, adult, elder).

The Queen's diamond and sapphire tiara does not come with hair, it is an accessory which one can find under the "glasses" category. Adult sizes only.

Aaah...one last note. No, there is no Sim included with this collection. I did not make a Victoria replica Sim, only her clothing, hair and accessories.

UPDATE: November 15, 2008
Wedding Gown - Mesh only.
I noticed that the blue sapphire on the bodice of the wedding gown had a tendency to jump around a bit oddly in relation to the chest during movement. I made an adjustment to the bones in that area, which corrected the jiggle nicely. I have re-uploaded the corrected mesh package in the Queen Victoria Wedding Gown.rar.


Polygon Counts:
Queen Victoria Wedding Gown - 3261
Queen VictoriaWeddingVeil and Hair
Victorian Braided Updo with Roses - 1677
Queen Victoria Tiara - 570
Camisole and Petticoat - 2166
Nightgown with Bed Jacket - 2296
Queen Victoria Riding Habit - 2212
Queen Victoria Riding Hat - 1248

Custom Content by Me:
- Body Mesh - Queen Victoria Wedding Gown
- Queen Victoria Wedding Gown
- Hair Mesh - Victorian Braided Updo with Roses
- Victorian Braided Updo with Roses - Black Hair
- Victorian Braided Updo with Roses - Blonde Hair
- Victorian Braided Updo with Roses - Brown Hair
- Victorian Braided Updo with Roses - Red Hair
- Accessory Mesh - Queen Victoria Tiara
- Queen Victoria Tiara
- Body Mesh - Camisole and Petticoat
- Victorian Camisole and Petticoat
- Hair Mesh - Queen Victoria Wedding Veil and Hair
- Queen Victoria Wedding Veil, Black Hair
- Queen Victoria Wedding Veil, BLonde Hair
- Queen Victoria Wedding Veil, Brown Hair
- Queen Victoria Wedding Veil, Red Hair
- Body Mesh - Victorian Nightgown with Bed Jacket
- Victorian Nightgown with Bed Jacket
- Body Mesh - Queen Victoria Riding Habit
- Queen Victoria Riding Habit
- Hair Mesh - Victorian Riding Hat
- Victorian Riding Hat, Black Hair
- Victorian Riding Hat, Blonde Hair
- Victorian Riding Hat, Brown Hair
- Victorian Riding Hat, Red Hair

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Queen Victoria Wedding Gown.rar

Size: 437.9 KB · Downloads: 15,975 · 16th Nov 2008
437.9 KB 15,975 16th Nov 2008
Victorian Riding Hat.rar

Size: 1.01 MB · Downloads: 13,137 · 23rd Apr 2008
1.01 MB 13,137 23rd Apr 2008
Victorian Riding Habit.rar

Size: 456.4 KB · Downloads: 13,849 · 23rd Apr 2008
456.4 KB 13,849 23rd Apr 2008
Victorian Nightgown with Bed Jacket.rar

Size: 331.9 KB · Downloads: 16,265 · 23rd Apr 2008
331.9 KB 16,265 23rd Apr 2008
Victorian Camisole and Petticoat.rar

Size: 211.9 KB · Downloads: 16,791 · 23rd Apr 2008
211.9 KB 16,791 23rd Apr 2008
Victorian Braided Updo with Roses.rar

Size: 1.96 MB · Downloads: 16,875 · 23rd Apr 2008
1.96 MB 16,875 23rd Apr 2008
Queen Victoria Tiara.rar

Size: 21.9 KB · Downloads: 17,845 · 23rd Apr 2008
21.9 KB 17,845 23rd Apr 2008
Queen Victoria Wedding Veil.rar

Size: 1.62 MB · Downloads: 19,843 · 23rd Apr 2008
1.62 MB 19,843 23rd Apr 2008
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
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Field Researcher
#2 Old 24th Apr 2008 at 1:55 PM
This is really beautiful! I'm going to download this right now and make a royal sim! Thanks for sharing.

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#3 Old 24th Apr 2008 at 1:59 PM
Wow. Wowie! I am amazed, this is beautiful. I was expecting to have 20 different meshes I would have to find around the internet. But you did all of this. It is beyond anything I could hope to think of, so thank you for sharing it so I could enjoy it anyways.
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#4 Old 24th Apr 2008 at 2:41 PM
I like the way you presented this. Very nice. After my little Sim Vacation I plan to create Kensington Palace and allow young Victoria to grow up there. I shall stash this away until then. Thank you for showing another side of Queen Victoria.

BTW - Thank you for the link you sent. I hope I didn't offend by not using it right away. I do have plans for buildings though for our (Lauralaima and I via DDI) Gwyrich Project! :D

Once again congratulations on a wonderful upload!

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Test Subject
#5 Old 24th Apr 2008 at 2:50 PM
awesome
now I can have some proper clothing for a few of my Victorian sims
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 24th Apr 2008 at 2:52 PM
Beautiful. You've outdone yourself. Thank you!

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#7 Old 24th Apr 2008 at 3:13 PM
What a wonderful set! I love the new meshes. Thanks so much for sharing all your hard work with us.
Theorist
#8 Old 24th Apr 2008 at 3:20 PM
What a beautiful set, and a lot of hard work must have gone into it! The description was very enjoyable in itself.
Test Subject
#9 Old 24th Apr 2008 at 3:34 PM
What a lovely, lovely collection you've created! Thank you!
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#10 Old 24th Apr 2008 at 5:20 PM
what a unique and lovely set!!! very nice!!! thank u!!!!
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 24th Apr 2008 at 6:43 PM
Omg! These Are Georgeous! Things Like This Make Me Wanna Press The Thanks Button Till My Mouse Breaks! Make More Things Please! These Are Georgeous! Perfect Texture! Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou!
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#12 Old 24th Apr 2008 at 7:00 PM
Such an elegant and beautiful set - looks amazing. Very well done.

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Field Researcher
#13 Old 24th Apr 2008 at 8:38 PM
Amazingly beautiful!!

Thanks for sharing this
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Field Researcher
#14 Old 24th Apr 2008 at 9:32 PM
A really original idea and many needed things. Beautiful and detailed gown. And the cuthair... how could I play victorian sims without it until now??? Thnaks and thanks!
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#15 Old 24th Apr 2008 at 11:06 PM
wow what a beautiful set!
thank you for making all of these wonderful things for our sims
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#16 Old 24th Apr 2008 at 11:57 PM
OH MY GOD

I LOVE YOU FOR THIS!!!! *.*

AH- ITS LIKE EVERY MESH I COULD HAVE EVER WANTED *far bigger smiles then i can make our of keys*


I'm a costume history studying fanatic and hunt far and wide fore sims2 content that is even marginally accurate- really lovely- and long needed- meshes and a very good description to boot! you've more then made my day.^_^

*.*I bow before your sim2-cc-making mightiness- and am downloading everything! i shall look forward to you next creation!

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#17 Old 25th Apr 2008 at 1:21 AM
The details! The historical accuracy! The unmentionables! Victorian ladies do need those too, you know. Thank you so much for sharing this set. I hope you place in the contest.
Inventor
#18 Old 25th Apr 2008 at 10:06 AM
Absolutly gorgious, my vote is for this beautifull set of clothing, thank you for sharing with us.
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#19 Old 25th Apr 2008 at 6:46 PM
Thank you for these wonderful creations.

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#20 Old 30th Apr 2008 at 8:32 AM
lovely. beautiful. thank you for sharing. after all that jetsons stuff meshes completely different! great job!
Test Subject
#21 Old 3rd May 2008 at 3:27 AM
These are so beautiful, and your descriptions crack me up. Lacy bits, indeed. Thank you! I hope you keep making these beautiful reminders of days gone by.
Test Subject
#22 Old 4th May 2008 at 4:56 PM
Thank u so much! I can't wait to get back to my game and see how this all looks! Beautiful old style hair is so hard to come by and people usaully overdo it or don't "do" it enough- but urs... BEAUTIFUL!!! Everything... BEAUTIFUL!!!!
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#23 Old 19th May 2008 at 7:50 AM
This is absolutely beautiful!

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#24 Old 19th May 2008 at 10:37 AM
I really like the cloths in this set. And I learnt a new word. Thank you.
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#25 Old 19th May 2008 at 9:35 PM
This is too lovely for words! Amazing, amazing work!

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