This is a three piece dress. The bodice and overskirt are made of cut velvet with fur. The overskirt is pleated at the waist band with cartridge pleats at the back to accommodate a bustle. The skirt is of black raw silk with pleated trim.
Wow - what an amazing reproduction. The obvious amount of research and care that went into this shows clearly. It's lovely and it's a spot-on recreation. Beautiful!
Like you've stepped out of the painting! The hat is gorgeous. :)
Fantastic reproduction! Love it!
Great reproduction! It looks like a toasty winter dress.
Goodness, this is a really faithful reproduction of the original. Not only have you got the style, but you've even found incredibly close matches to the original fabrics in the painting. You look amazing!