I love the off the shoulder balloon sleeves or capacious sleeves, justly named en gigot of this gown that were inspired by gowns created in the Regency era (1811-1820). Mr. X loves the way the sleeves "balloon" out with rosettes and clasped all the way down to the wrist in the style of a gauntlet cuff. At one time, historically, these en gigot sleeves were called "leg of mutton" but were and are fabulous examples of timeless high fashion.
This gown, is replete with a bias cut low neckline, high empire waistline with its bodice tight to the waist and transparent flounces of lace over a beautiful fine floral print neatly embroidered and finished with ribbons. It is a pity, Mr. X that balls have slipped into something of a novelty in RL, but in SL there are so many places to enjoy a grand ball and waltzing, mask in hand.
Feroush ExclusiveGown - Jumo - Olivia
Shoes - Jumo - Delilah Sandals - Gold
Available @ Feroush - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SaliMar/216/214/3510
Skin - October 4 Seasons - Catalina Lily