"she wore a peacock blue silk taffeta gown with a beaded and metallic embroidered fine black Chantilly lace tunic"

The Titanic sank only two years before this book begins, so the fashions as shown in the blockbuster movie are similar to what the characters in the novel wear. About 30 seconds into this video you’ll see the “Jump Dress” and then the “Dinner Dress”, both of which are typical of elegant evening wear of the era.