Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Bustle Era Brown Outfit

From the seller:

An exquisite 1870’s cocoa brown and tan silk bustle gown. The bodice is elaborately designed with long back tails. The bodice adorned with cocoa silk fringe and decorative buttons. The bodice has ruched cap over sleeves and two hip pockets. The neck and armscyes are piped. The bodice is lined with cotton and has a front button closure. The tan fabric on the skirt has a changeable quality depending on the light reflection. It is trimmed with two wide bands of cocoa silk. The front of the skirt is decorated with three ruched panels that are each trimmed with cocoa silk. The skirt has a back sweep and is lined with cotton. The gown is in very good and sturdy condition. The underarms have mild discoloration, a few tiny holes and one two inch split along the seam line on one armscye exposing the cotton lining. There is one missing button. Bust 34 Waist 24 Front skirt length 39 Back length 48.

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