A scattering of tiny beads!
It is very vintage...metal zipper, stiff horsehair-type crinoline, and all. These photos do not show the true champagne color...so gorgeous! And it's in excellent condition. I would never fit into this sweet dress but it will be listed in my etsy shop soon. Here's hoping I take better photos so someone sees the real beauty that it is!
Treasures like this don't turn up very often, but they do make the search exciting :)