Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Teens Era Lacy Lace Dress
From the seller:
This is one of those spectacular finds that a fashion collector dreams of discovering. This dress is so very exquistite and is in remarkable condition. It is strong and beautiful with no holes and is nearly free of stains too. The dress also smells just fine! For a dress of this age- I am thinking turn of the century- 1895 to 1910. It is in unbelievable condition. The lace work is fabulous. I am not certain of the precise terminology but it resembles what I have seen called these types- Irish crochet, embroidered, padded, battenburg, gros point de venise, point de gaze, point d' france. I have compared this to many other examples and these names are what I felt are the closet to this dress's lace work. There is a combination of hooks, buttons, and snaps as closures. The back has a blousen effect and is stitched permantly in that way. The size is probably best on a small to medium but I have provided approximate measurements below and those should be used to determine if you think this will work for your needs. There are a few small spots here and there but nothing significant. The inside band at the waist is fragile and you may want to stitch it, remove it, or replace it. It does not affect the lace. Any other issues would be even more insiginificant. It is not often that something this great comes along and in this condition. You could spend many thousands of dollars on a new wedding dress that would not come close to the special quality of this dress. This is an investment piece- something that was painstakinly crafted from a nearly lost if not lost art. It is a treasure for certain. Thanks for your consideration.
Sizing on clothing varies greatly- especially with vintage items so please go by these approximate measurements to determine if this will work for you:
Bust of the interior mesh layer- about 34" to 38"- there is give to the mesh
Bust of the exterior lace dress- it has what should be loose armpit and bodice area so keeping that in mind I get about 40" to 46" maximum bust but you should use the sizing of the inner layer.
Hips 40 to 44"
I have many beautiful designer and vintage fashions currently at auction and will be happy to combine shipping on multiple wins.
I OFFER PRIMARILY FINE DESIGNER HIGH END FASHIONS AND RARE VINTAGE CLOTHING FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION. SUCH COLLECTIONS ARE DIFFICULT FOR ME TO FIND AND CERTAINLY A TREASURE FOR YOU TO OWN SO IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU SEE PUT IN YOUR BEST BID EARLY BECAUSE WHEN IT IS GONE IT JUST MAY BE GONE FOREVER.
So, most likely from around 1912 given the shape and waistline and in a wearable size!