Friday, June 21, 2013

Late 1860's Wedding Dress










From the seller:

This is an extraordinary light beige silk Victorian post Civil War gown from the late 1860s. It is being shown with a hoop skirt underneath which is not included.
The dress is in two pieces.
The bodice has a pointed edged collar (needs to be stitched on one side - photo), a bow with silk fringe, pleated edge trim on the sleeves, and a long bow in back also with fringe. It fastens with buttons in the front ( the silk that covered the buttons is shattered and one button is missing - there is also a period mend under one arm). The skirt has rows of ruffles, a panel on the front (needs to be stitched onto the waistband - photo) with a pointed trim edge and silk fringe, and a long train in back.
It is decorated with faux pearls (there are pearls missing) around the middle of the skirt.
It fastens with hooks and eyes.
There are a few small stains.
The gown is a very small size - I would guess a 2 or 4.
It is in good condition with the minor damages mentioned above.
It measures:
Bodice:
bust.....32"
shoulder to shoulder...14 1/2"
sleeve....11"
waist.....22"

Skirt:
waist.....22"
waist to front hem...38"
waist to back hem...66"



From Me:

Given the color, the treatments, and the amount of pearls, I'm going to say "wedding" for this outfit. And yes, it is displayed incorrectly. ;-) I don't think the seller had much choice though.

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