Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Late Teens Era Sweet Summer Dress
From the seller:
A highly collectible, highly desirable Edwardian tea gown, dating to c1910. The tea length gown is made of fancy net lace in a shade of soft ivory. It has silk rosette trim at the neckline and an enchanting silk brocade ribbon at the waist. The dress is actually a double layer, with plain net on the bodice and a free hanging underskirt. There is an inner petersham under the brocade ribbon and is closed securely down the front with snaps and hooks and eyes. The skirt is double tiered, and this is repeated at the sleeves. The lovely, original silk braided trim measures 1 1/2 yards, and we all know how much a small section of this trim sells for! The silk brocade ribbon is strong and beautiful. It peeps out from behind the corded ruffle at the waist. The bottoms of both hems are also corded with net ruffles. What a distinctive, sweet & lovely wedding gown this would make! CONDITION:A confection of lace and silk, this tea gown is in very clean, presentable condition with no repairs needed, ready to be worn. Can be worn with confidence! There is no soiling, no holes or tears, possibly a lost bridge break somewhere, but overall the net lace is strong and virtually flawless. Bust: 40"; waist 24"; length mid-shoulder to hem 51".
I love the belt on it! It sort of brings the dress together well.