Saturday, March 17, 2012

Green Edwardian Bra

From the seller:

Up for auction is this adorable antique Victorian/Edwardian era ladies camisole! It is made with sheer cotton that has been dyed green. It has sweet lace trim that runs along the neckline and there is a silk ribbon that is laced through the trim and ties at the front. It does not have buttons or button holes, but looks like it has just been pinned closed in the past. There are pin holes down the front and some small stains here and there. There is also some fading in places. Other than that this camisole is in good, wearable condition if needed. It would also make a nice display item. The measurements are 40" neck opening, 36" bust, 24" bottom hem circumference, 14" top of shoulder to back bottom hem, and each arm opening is 14". Please see my other listings as I do offer a combined shipping discount for multiple purchases! International bidders welcome! Thanks for looking!

From Me:

What do you do when you only have a white bra and you need one to go beneath your green dress for Saint Patrick's Day? Dye it, of course!


  1. I wonder if the dye was a much later thing (like someone in the '70s wanting to wear it as a outer top), or if an older dye fades to that bright color over a century?

    1. Honestly, after seeing this gown I have no doubt that it could have been originally that bright. :-) In fact, this might be a good bra to wear under that dress.