The coordination (color, look, feel) of this outfit was inspired by some of my favorite things.....the opening scenes in the movie “Tombstone” and a painting by James Jacques Joseph Tissot.
(more to come on those subjects later!)
Layer 3: The Overdress ~ An open-front dress known as a “Polonaise”. Striped calico cotton with eyelet ruffle trim, brass buttons, and petersham ribbons. This overdress is un-boned and fitted, but not tight. All the layers underneath make the dress sit & drape perfectly. This is a “no bustle” style.... however, all the fullness is still distributed toward the back for a bustle-y / tied back look.
Kathleen -In Oakland