So, now I'm thinking about a Black and White evening gown? I have a ton of White Pearl Beaded Silk that would make a lovely bustle dress (or 6...yeah, I have a lot!). So I'm contemplating the idea of White with bold Black trim. I like the bold designs on these dresses. The Waistline of the above Worth original.
The waistline and neckline trim of the dress on the far Right.
Just costume contemplations at this point! I'm changing my mind because I might rather save my red silk for an 1870s bustle gown. ;)