Tuesday, October 4, 2011
We'll see how this works....
From the seller:
DESCRIPTION: ANTIQUE WOMENS VICTORIAN MOURNING BODICE TOP & SKIRT
CONDITION: ~ USED~APPEARS IN GOOD CONDITION FOR ITS AGE...SOME MOTH HOLES~~ SKIRT HAS 2 BUTTONS MISSINGS
SIZE: VERY SMALL TOP WOULD NOT FIT ON MY DRESS FORM~SKIRT IS APPROX 37" LONG~BELT IS 26" LONG NOT COUNTING THE FLOWER
FEATURES: ANTIQUE WOMENS VICTORIAN MOURNING BODICE TOP & SKIRT~COLOR BLACK HEAVY LACE TRIM~BODICE TOP HAS HOOK & EYE FASTENERS WITH BONED OR STAYS IN THE SEAMS~DETACHABLE NECK COLLAR WITH HOOK EYE FASTNERS~FULL SLEEVES~SKIRT IS PLAIN WITH BUTTONS~
I'd say this is actually Edwardian. It's early but probably the 1900's. The buttons on the skirt are done in a more Edwardian style and the pigeon blouse was more popular at the Turn of the Century. A very neat set!