Brick and Beige Striped Paisley with Brown Velvet Trim Dress, 1875-1876
This dress caught my interest immediately because of its multiple design elements. Made for a woman, who could be only five feet tall at the most, this dress encompasses many different embellishments. The piece was made between 1875-1876 yet, it is in excellent condition. The green, beige, and orange striped paisley print itself is eye-catching. Then added on top are brown velvet bows, a row of buttons, a trimmed ruffle on each side, a bustle, a collar, button-trimmed pockets, and cuffs. For this look, more is more. It took a bold, confident woman to wear this dress.