What a feminine carriage dress! Once upon a time, it was common to see ladies in delightful ensembles just like this, rolling gently down the avenue behind a matched pair of fine horses...
The costume includes a tucked chemisette with detached sleeves; a full skirt with the gathered back extending into a train; and a bodice attached to a sweeping overskirt. It is trimmed with lace, velvet ribbon, and self fabric pleating.
Her hat is a little bit of nothing, made from two laces, a ribbon bow and cut fabric streamers.
Just the thing for a special outfit for your 1860's era French Fashion!