One of the fun things about writing steampunk is playing with all the pretty Victorian fancy dresses.
Here’s an especially pretty one worn by Princess Eugenie of Sweden:
An older post from a blog showing the variety of dresses you’d need during the day: http://naztybaby.livejournal.com/25562.html?view=213466#t213466
A lot of subtler detail explained in this lovely post: http://trulyvictorian.com/history/1840.html
Oh, and I’m up over 6K for the novel, so it’s coming along nicely.