From the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Web site; left image made lighter and contrast increased by gogm.
The modesty piece of this dress changes emphasizes the sweep of the sweetheart neckline. This train of the dress shows elaborate embroidery. The turban is more like a tam-o-shanter cap.
Keywords: 1825, Portuguese, cap, sweetheart neckline, modesty piece, waist band, Empire waistline, close skirt, train