The shot cotton used to make this short gown is gorgeous, especially in the sun! It's a beautiful green shot with blue, and when worn with a blue petticoat, it really shows off the fabric. I love everything I've purchased from Samson Historical. The customer service is amazing, too. When you dress in 18th century clothing for work, it's wonderful to have a company like this to buy from. These short gowns are also the perfect weight. Wonderful for summer heat, but layer for colder weather! I loved this one so much I bought another in the color "Lake".