This shows how high he thinks Lady Catherine is and this sort of displays that he thinks he's sort of better than her by implying that she doesn't have an elegant dress.
The highest person on the social ladder mentioned in Pride and Prejudice is Lady Catherine De Bourgh and also has satire used against her. She possesses wealth and social standing, is haughty, domineering and condescending. Jane Austen also disapproves of her. Lady Catherine is demanding and thinks that she can order whomever she wants around. An example of this is when she visits Elizabeth after hearing the rumor that Mr. Darcy was to propose to her. Lady Catherine thinks she and people like her are better than everyone because she says to Elizabeth:
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