Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Hello Sleeves! Mid 1890's style

From the seller:

Exquisite circa 1895 silk bodice with extreme leg o' mutton sleeves

Flamboyant La Belle Epoque silk bodice with extreme leg o' mutton sleeves and pleated front and back. Made of shimmering gold/cognac silk taffeta with fine olive/beige stripes it is bordered at the neck and waist with burgundy velvet. Lined in white cotton with silk trim it has 16 stays and sous-bras shields. Closes in front with two rows of eye and hooks. It is hand and machine sewn with fine finishing touches.

Truly an exquisite piece of high fashion in an unbelievable condition.

Measurements taken flat:

waist 26"

bust 34"

shoulders (seam to seam) 11.5"

back - length 17"

front - length 21"

Excellent condition

From Me:

Oh those sleeves of the 1890's.....

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