Attractive and alluring, this eye-catching gown is sure to please! Classic 19th-century gown has fitted and boned bodice with scooped low neckline. Gown has slight V-shape to the front and back waist. Short shirred sleeves are off-the shoulder. The full skirt can accommodate a hoop skirt (as shown) or a crinoline. The gown is topped with a separate black lace basque, of French origin, which was typically worn over low neckline evening dresses in the mid 1800's. This flirtatious lace piece closes in the front with black braided frogs. Basque has lovely lace draping over the shoulders, ruffled lace extending from back to front, along with rows of beaded rayon and embroidered lace trim. The open under armed top meets at a waistband of black taffeta and finishes with a black ruffled peplum. Acetate taffeta or Polyester dupioni. The model is wearing an extra full crinoline, boots, jewelry, and gloves, all of which are priced separately. Designed and made proudly by Recollections in America!