Thursday, February 2, 2012

1870's Bustle Dress

From the seller:

A magnificent 1870’s tangerine silk bustle dress. The bodice is trimmed with wide bands of midnight blue velvet. The sleeves cuffs are pleated and trimmed with velvet and silk bows. The bodice is lined with cotton and has a front button closure. The buttons are covered with velvet. The skirt hemline and train are trimmed with bands of velvet. The back of the skirt has ties on the inside for adjusting the bustle effect. The skirt is unlined. The dress is in good and sturdy condition. There is no underarm discoloration. There is some variation of the color and a few light spots on the sleeve. There is a 1inch split on the back train and light soiling on the back hemline. None of the age flaws distract from the overall appearance. A beautiful display dress. Bust 32 Waist 24 Front skirt length 36 back length 53.
From Me:

I really wish the underskirt/petticoat that went with this survived but, even without it, you can still see how lovely it was.

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