Rudyard Kipling gave us the lowdown on how the leopard got its spots. However, those Just So Stories don't explain why our favourite animal print remains just that; but then, it was a long time ago, and he probably wasn't much of a fashionista, anyway.
Ch On reaching Pemberley they were shown through the hall into the saloon, where Mr Darcy strode forward to meet them, renewing his civilities to Mr and Mrs Gardiner and eyeing Elizabeth appreciatively. How she looked like the wood nymph of his dreams!
Love that dress it is very respectable and still very pretty. Dresses don't have to be super short and skimpy they are perfect and better when they are respectable it shows that you are a lady and that you care about yourself as well as others around you