Thursday, October 13, 2011
American Civil War Overdress
From the seller:
This auction is for aVictorian over dress as is, the skirt bottom is raw edged, original lace up corset bodice with straps in Watered Sillk - no boming but seamed..... French tulle net lace embroidered skirt. There are holes in the lace as shown above but can be reworked for another dress or a Vamp Goth Saloon girl costume hence listed in both areas of ebay ~ this is authentic late Victorian, not new. Measures as shown above in item specifics....or a ball gown,We have several authentic stage wear costumes from the 1930s to the Victorian era we are listing, for those that wear true ball gowns and costumes for photos, gala events or some can be worn for upscale Halloween events as well. This is sexy for the era and weable as is with care, with a petticoat
Based on the way it looks on the mannequin, I think this is a late 1860's Swiss waist with an attached silk net overskirt. I'm not sure due to the way the pictures are but it has about the right look for that era.