Here is a lovely red dress of Molly's. It's very simple-- not much extra trimming-- but very becoming on her.
This dress features a front closure all the way down the skirt. It is hard to tell whether the buttons are the same shade as the dress or a lighter shade.
There is one (or two?) dart(s) on either sides of the opening.
Just look at the way that skirt billows as she races down the stairs!! Isn't it lovely?
This dress can very easily be recreated using Sense and Sensibility's Romantic era dress pattern, using the front closure, collar, and long sleeve options.