In the book “Wonderful dresses” or “What is worn at fantastic balls”, Adren Holt describes many different types of fancy dresses and tips on what to wear them on a trendy ball. The book also features an Armenian lady’s dress, described in the image:
Armenian in Fig. 1 wears a soft silk Princess robe opening down the front over a white chemisette, a silk scarf of many colors round the waist, short open jacket bordered with ball trimming, sleeves pendent from elbow, matching the skirt, striped head-dress, rows of beads and jeweled necklace.
In the country, they wear shoes with toes turning upwards, full silk trousers, a white muslin under-dress, open at the neck; a silk scarf around the waist; velvet embroidered coat, opening wide in front, occasionally showing a gold embroidered waistcoat; the round cap of velvet, which may be supplemented by a beaded fringe over the forehead; hair in plaits, and yachmush out of doors.
Handsome silver clasps are sometimes added to the belt. Long gauze veil and plenty of ornaments admissible.