A dress for Elizabeth, heroine of How to Marry a Marquis by Julia Quinn. She doesn't have enough money for fancy dresses--I think she would like this one because it is serviceable but still pretty and flattering. Circa 1811-1815
Regency Era Apron Front Dress. 1795-1805 white cotton fall front dress. The front bodice fits to just under the bust line and the fall front skirt ties to the back and would have been pinned in place on the sides. The bodice has a front Dorset button closure. The bodice is lined with a separate linen closure. The collar and sleeve cuffs are trimmed with ruffles. The skirt front is trimmed with decorative Dorset buttons. Several of the buttons are missing. The skirt is unlined.