This dress represents the femininity that Gene's mother wants her to have. Gene does not wear a lot of dresses, she prefers dressing as a boy. Gene's mother wants her to be the perfect woman to find a suitable husband and to help her family move up from their current social class. The dress represents who Gene's mother wants her to be, "Mother had forced me to wear a horrible confection of a dress, with froths of white lace and a wide pale-pink sash high around my corseted waist" (Lam, 79).

This dress represents the femininity that Gene's mother wants her to have. Gene does not wear a lot of dresses, she prefers dressing as a boy. Gene's mother wants her to be the perfect woman to find a suitable husband and to help her family move up from their current social class. The dress represents who Gene's mother wants her to be, "Mother had forced me to wear a horrible confection of a dress, with froths of white lace and a wide pale-pink sash high around my corseted waist" (Lam, 79).

Renaissance Victorian Gothic Lolita/Marie Antoinette/civil war/Southern Belle Ball Gown Dress -Replace the white with some other color and it's beautiful! Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Renaissance Victorian Gothic Lolita/Marie Antoinette/civil war/Southern Belle Ball Gown Dress -Replace the white with some other color and it's beautiful! Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Victorian Civil War Dress but could convert to Ariel Human Dress from Kiss the girl scene

Victorian Civil War Dress but could convert to Ariel Human Dress from Kiss the girl scene

This reminds me of Disney's Cinderella dress. In the Swan's Shadow: Evening dress/ballgown, ca. 1865

This reminds me of Disney's Cinderella dress. In the Swan's Shadow: Evening dress/ballgown, ca. 1865

Women could do so much with their dress selections.

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