Monday, October 14, 2013

Remember, no drooling on this gown from the 1840's

From the seller:

A gossamer 1840’s embroidered champagne net lace dress. The bodice has short sleeves and a long pointed front waist. The front waist is ruched. The bodice is lined with champagne satin. The skirt is designed with two layers that are exquisitely embroidered with flowers and vines. The skirt is lined with champagne satin fabric. The dress has a back hook and eye closure. It is in very good condition. There are a few scattered age spots and mild underarm discoloration. There are a couple of eraser size holes in the skirt. A magnificent display dress. Bust 32 Waist 22 Skirt length 40.

From Me:

Probably earlier 1840's before they realized that uh...your waist really shouldn't be that low.


  1. Drooling all over my keyboard! :-)

    But I wish she hadn't put it over a hoop. The silhouette is just plain odd, between the hoop and the super-low waistline. That must have been one looooong-waisted lady!

    1. In the back, the waistline looks normal. The front waistline reminds me of the Jacobean period bodices. :-)