Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Late Teens Era Dres

From the seller:

Perfect combination of ecru lace and silk, all painstakingly constructed in this Edwardian gown. The lace neckline is lined in silk tulle stitched to a different patterned tulle to add interest to the sleeves, where the lace is delicately gathered down the center.
The bodice is designed like a wide, gathered sash that wraps around and snaps in all directions. Someone definitely had an attendant to help get into this dress.
The over-skirt has a pannier effect due to gathers below the hips and it also has an interesting, square tab detailed hem. The back bodice is covered with a large lace panel that makes a small bustle on the lower back. And another lace panel makes a petticoat effect under-skirt.
A few minor water spots as pictured. The back view is fabulous, making this a beautiful and unique wedding dress.

Label: "B. Altman & Co., Paris, New York"

Approximate Measurements:
Bust: 32"
Waist: 26"
Hips: 46"
Length: 49"

From Me:
I doubt this is a wedding dress. It looks more like a nice evening dress. Think cocktails in the modern fashion vocabulary. :-)

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