Often considered a "status symbol", these dresses were decorated with anything from fringe to tassles and everything in between. Trims were used as embellishment and were often a testament to the family's wealth. Trimmings could also be used to show support for the war. A military influence can be seen in some that mimic the chevrons that appear on officer uniforms of both armies.
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