Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Teens Era Wedding Dress

From the seller:

This is an antique Edwardian wedding gown in satin and embroidered lace with embroidered train length veil and crown head piece.

It comes from the extensive antique clothing collection that was my mother and grandmothers and was started in the 1920's.

First the veil:

The crown is built on a wire frame. There are pearls, irridescent milk glass beads, and rhinestones. Please use the zoom I have provided for you. As you can see, it is missing some stones. The back of it is rhinestones and pearls. The rhinestones have gone gray. All of the net lace (and there is a lot of it!) has scalloped lace as a hem. The train from the top of the crown to the very end is 104" the shorter veil is 25". There is lovely applied embroidery at the base of the train. There are some spots that will need tacking down again. The outfit will need to be cleaned as it has been in storage for some time. Remarkable I only saw three small holes in the net at the end of the train.

The Dress:

The design is very angular and not symetrical in design. It is pleated at the waist in ivory satin that comes to a point at the breastbone. I wish I knew the names of laces, but since inheriting this collection I am still taking a crash course. In the meantime, I will let the pictures identify it for you.... and simply say it is an elaborate pattern of flowers, leaves and polka dots. There is a crystal ball with tassles that dangles down to the waist and two that hang down from lace points in the back.

There is a faux overskirt in two lengths in the front as well. The neck is outlined in white milk glass microbeads. Just a couple are missing.

The only fragile silk covers the breast area. It will need to be replaced or you could place a silk corset cover beneath it. I will be listing several soon.

The bodice is lined in ivory cotton. The back of the dress crosses over and closes with hooks and eyes. There are two long silk bands that are weighted at the bottom in two different lengths. I found one pinpoint spot in the back, that I did photograph, but ebay needs to have more than 12 photographs allowed

Bust 32" waist 24"

The silk and lace are lovely, tho it does need a cleaning as it, too, has been in storage for some time. This is a lovely dress and an excellent representation of the era. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

Click on "see sellers other items" to view more from this collection.

Like antique clothing? This collection of dresses and accessories is vast I hope you keep watching.

I accept PayPal, and ship within two business days, and often the same day as payment. I am happy to combine items when possible. Shipping for this item is for the continental US. International bidders please note- I do not mark forms as gift . I prefer but do not insist upon shipping Priority Mail for international sales as it carries insurance and can be tracked. Customs fees are the buyers responsibility. I do not charge handling fees.

From Me:

This looks like it would be very easy to remake out of a sari. The dress itself is 1910's, not 1920's.

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