Baroness de Geer's dress has particularly wide shoulders, almost as if she was wearing an American footballer's shoulder pads or the costume from a Flash Gordon or super hero movie. The A-line skirt was definitely in style. This is how it was described in the original Victoria and Albert Museum e-exhibit, "Court dress: "Presentation
gown of rich white satin, the corsage and petticoat embroidered in pearls and
brilliants, and trimmed with soft chiffon ruchings. Train of brocade of
graceful design arranged from one shoulder, and trimmed with white accordion-pleated
tulle and lilies of the valley" (see: Lady's Pictorial, 5 March 1898, p 312c)."