Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Dreamy Edwardian Lace Dress

From the seller:

An exquisite 1912 Edwardian beige muslin embroidered tea dress.  The dress is a fresh estate find that comes from a very wealthy CT. family.  The name of the original owner and family history will be provided to the winning bidder.  The label reads Meier.  The bodice has short net cap sleeves with an overlay of embroidered muslin.  The neckline has a high stand up collar.  The bodice is lined with net lace and a layer of ivory chiffon.  The skirt has a draped over panel and the waist is decorated with a blue silk belt that is embroidered with red and white flowers.  The skirt is lined with silk and the hemline is made of ivory satin.  The hemline is decorated with net lace inserts.  The dress has a front snap closure.  The dress is in very good condition.   There is no underarm discoloration and no holes.  The silk lining is splitting. The satin on the edge of the hemline is in good condition.  A very beautiful display gown.  Bust  32 Waist 26 Skirt length 40.  

From Me:

First, this is my 101st post here on blogger for the All the Pretty Dresses blog!  Woohoo!   I hope you all are enjoying seeing all these extant gowns and outfits in private collections.  Over the years of doing costuming research, I realized I had saved a lot of my favorite gowns from auction houses on my hard drive and there those pictures sat.  What's the point in saving pictures -of having this type of information available- if I don't share it?  That's what this blog is supposed to be, sort of an archive for extant garments that breeze by on the internet never to be seen again.  This is supposed to be for research and to drool over the pretties.  :-)

Second, on to this dress!   Who would love to wear this one to a summer time ball?  The seller who had this one posted knows his/her stuff so I really can't add much more than what caught my eye.  The neckline is unusual and I love the lace! 

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