Maria Doyle Kennedy portrays Catherine of Aragon in "the Tudors" wearing this gorgeous dark gown. Personally, I think this is the most beautiful dress worn by "Catherine" in the entire show. The main fabric of the gown is of a lush black velvet. The bodice and the petticoat are beautifully embroidered with a silver/grey thread adorned with bright pearls.
|Close-up of the embroideries|
The neckline has not been decorated with jewels or a different fabric but the magnificent jewels of gold, onyx and rubies makes up for that in every way.