Tuesday, February 19, 2013

1880's Wrapper Dress (?)

From the seller:

Brown and Tan plaid cotton dress C1850-1860. Button front, split sides and open front skirt. Lined bodice. Long fitted sleeves lined in cotton print fabric. Hook and eye closure. Sturdy, in very good condition. One seam in back at waistline has opened about 1 ½ inches. Otherwise no rips, tears or stains. 16” shoulder, 50” length, 17 ½ underarm. See photos for details.

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From Me:

The overall silhouette looks more 1880's to me. The high neck, the position of the waistline, the way the sleeves are set, and the front stomach piece all suggest a much later date than 1850s. I LOVE the lining material in the sleeve and would have used that rather than the plaid.

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