If I had an extra $450.00 plus $13.00 for shipping lying around somewhere getting dusty, here's what I'd be sorely tempted to do with it.
I love that dress! I would wear it to the formal banquet at the next ACFW conference I attend.
No dusty dollars--not even one--lying about, alas.
Edited to say the above link isn't working now, as I believe that dress has already sold on ebay. That was fast. But you can still see photos of it at my friend Laura's blog here: http://laurafrantz.blogspot.com/2010/10/exquisite-18th-century.html