Throughout the Victorian Era and into the Edwardian Era, the fashion of wearing mourning dress publicly took hold. Women wore mourning fashion as a sign of the loss they had experienced. This beautiful black mourning gown is a striking representation of that fashion. Cotton twill gown has a fitted bodice. Ravishing black taffeta pleating framed in gimp decorates the bodice - extremely flattering! Three-quarter length sleeves and standup black taffeta collar help to complete the favorable appearance. Gown has a full skirt and front button closure. A delightful gown! Available in sizes XS to XXXXL. Dry clean. 100% cotton. The model is wearing undersleeves, gloves, a ruffled hoop, headpiece, and boots which are all priced separately.