Thursday, October 27, 2011

1870's Summer Bustle Gown

 From the seller:

Charming  sheer and fluffy! organdy summer bustle wedding gown dating to 1870-80.  All the bells and whistles of the fashion aesthetic of the period.  Cascading silk ribbons, down the front in a sea of Valenciennes lace ruffles, tiny thread covered buttons down the front, silk satin wide sash,  shirred organdy details on the swagged polonaise skirt with layered bustle back, more shirring and ruffles thruout sleeves and hem. Just grand and in wonderful overall uncleaned antique as found condition, with slight age related overall yellowing to the organdy with some streaking of yellowing down one side, couple of pindot holes.  chest measures 34" waist 24", length 57", sleeves 18". 

From Me:

So frothy! This is a late 1870's/early 1880's era dress when they went to natural form. It's so intricate that you can spend an hour looking and still find new details.

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