Ivory silk, ca. 1878, trimmed with bobbin lace. Bodice lined & stayed. Standup collar with silk satin bow at neckline. Skirt front has draped overskirt with ruffled tiers of more bobbin lace. Draped lace tail & waterfall bustle train & pleated hem. Lace all around train hem. Mademoiselle Rose (blog)
Post Civil War Silk Gown with Pearls, Ruffles, and a Bow. - This reminds me of Belle.