Thursday, March 6, 2014

Turn of the Century Bohemian Dress

From the seller:

A romantic 1890’s pink and black print dress that has recently been de-accessioned from a museum collection. The cataloging tag is attached to the dress. The fabric has a pink rose pattern and black snowflake pattern. The bodice and skirt are lavishly trimmed with inserts of white lace. The bodice has a high neck lace collar and a wide shawl style collar that extends over the top of the sleeves. The sleeves are designed with a wide flounced cuff. The bodice has a front button closure. The bodice and skirt are unlined. The skirt has a long back sweep and a green silk ribbon at the waist. The dress also comes with extra fabric pieces. It is in very good condition. There are no holes or age marks on the fabric. There is no underarm discoloration. There is some light soiling on the back hemline. Bust 32 Waist 24 Front skirt length 39 Back length 49.

From Me:

I know it's nothing flashy but I am in LOVE with this turn of the Century dress. The lightweight fabric, the lace, the bell sleeves - it looks almost like a modern bohemian fashion interpretation of an Edwardian dress! And yes, it's Edwardian - not 1890's.


  1. Modern bohemian reinterpretation, as you said, but not turn-of-the-century bohemian ... they'd have been shopping at Liberty's or getting loose, unstructured, offbeat outfits from Emilie Floge! :-) But yeah, it looks very 1902-ish, not 1890s. BTW you have a fun site here.