Friday, February 10, 2012

Turn of the Century Black Sheer Gown

From the seller:

This is a gorgeous black 2 piece Victorian dress. The fabric is sheer silky net like with a woven leaf and dot design.

The neckline on the bodice is sequined and beaded all the way around as are the ends of the sleeves. It also has pleats across the front and back, huge puffed sleeves, a silk band around the waist, and a sequin and beaded ornament at the back. The bodice is lined and stayed and the skirt is not lined.

The skirt has rows of pleats running from top to bottom and smaller pleats across. It is slightly trained in the back.

It fastens in the back with hook and eye.


The dress is in good wearable condition. There is a 2 inch tear on one of the puffed sleeves and a tiny tear near the hem on the skirt.

The bodice measures:


shoulder to shoulder......17"



The skirt measures:

waist to hem front.....42"

waist to hem back.....47"


From Me:

This is very late 1890's - about 1898 or so.

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