Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Frothy White Turn of the Century Summer Dress

From the seller:

This is an extraordinary two piece Belle Epoch era gown in an ivory color tissue silk with large puff sleeves, lace, corded trim, tiny pleats, and ruffles.
The "pigeon breast" bodice has a high stayed neck, mixed lace trim, tiny tucks, and two large ruffled rows of pleating. Around the neck and hanging down the front of the bodice is a silk corded trim with three corded "pinecone" decorations.
It fastens with hooks and eyes on the back and underneath is a corset like lining that is stayed and is lined in a sheer and a silk lining. Also inside around the waist is a band with a label that reads:
Joseph Horne & Co.
The puffy sleeves have a smocked detail at the shoulder and at the cuff. They also have lace and two pleated ruffles.

The skirt is trained in the back and it has rows of ruffles and lace. Around the top just under the waistband is a smocking detail. It has an underskirt with pleated hem.
The full skirt fastens at the waist with hook and eye.
The dress is in very good condition.
The underskirt, sheer bodice lining, and silk bodice lining is shattered but does not affect the bodice.
There is a seam separation under the bodice ruffles in the front and back on either side.
A couple of pinholes and one small stain under one sleeve.

It measures:

neck.....12 1/2"
neck to hem front...21"
neck to hem back....17"

waist to hem front......39"
waist to hem back........49"

From Me:

I love love LOVE this! It looks so sweet and it's displayed properly! It's VERY late 1890's or early 1900's.

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