Evening Dress: ca. 1810, English, silk tricot, embellished with fringe and cord. "The high waistline and small bust of this dress typify the prevailing style of the first French Empire. The openwork knit fabric reveals much of the wearer’s underclothing while also clinging to her figure, daring to highlight the natural female form..."
I know this type of white, embroidered dress was very typical for the Regency, but I can't help being in love with the cut, the embroidery, the everything-about-it. This one is from around 1810, made of cotton and linen.