This is a reproduction outfit in a style that was fashionable between 1844 and 1850. The inspiration for this gown came from several original fashion plates the diamond decoration arranged "en tablier" (like an apron) was very fashionable and appears in a number of different plates. At this time it was fashionable for young girls to show their draws below the gown this fashion lasted until the 1860s.

By the time a girl was 14 or15 the hem of the skirt would drop, and length of the draws would recede; one would no longer view the  pretty lace cuffs at the ankle.