Saturday, August 24, 2013

Working Class Purple 1890's Outfit

From the seller:

The only thing missing is the parasol. Fabulous purple silk Edwardian day dress. There Is some discoloration ( photographed) and a mended tear.inner lining of top fastens, all in tact, no tears. Overlay of top buttons, 4 buttons. Top is heavily pleated, no boning. Strap inside top to slip around waist measures 21". Sleeves are mutton chop style and taper to 8" opening. Skirt opening measures 29" when fastened. Skirt is heavily lined and measures 38" length. Again, no tears or rot, some minor discoloration, and mended tear in the back of skirt. A nice find for exhibition. Smoke free

From Me:

I doubt it's silk. The shirtwaist would have been tucked into the skirt for the complete look. This is very much a mid 1890's Victorian ensemble!

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