Although viewed as short for the 19th century, Aunt Matilda received this Violet Vixen Velvet Dress and her Violet Vixen Witch Boots from Julia Tyler, wife of former president John Tyler, because she liked the vivid color and design. Meeting in 1871, Julia took a liking to Aunt Matilda because they both boldly scoffed at the idea that a women's intellect was inferior to a man's. Aunt Matilda remembers Julia as one of the boldest women of the 19th century!
This is a classic Victorian high collar, floral lace front dress with corset ties in the back. It is machine washable on cold and closes with a hidden side zipper.