Tuesday, April 22, 2014

1890's Wedding Gown

From the seller:

Up for bid is an antique two piece satin wedding dress with veil. The top attaches to the bottom with hooks and eyes. The bodice wraps around and hooks to the side and around the neck. The dress and veil are hand stitched. It has over-sized mutton(?) sleeves that come to a point at the hands. There are two satin covered buttons on each sleeve at the wrist. The back is longer and is sewn into triangle shaped pleats. The veil has seed pearls down the sides and around the bottom and has fake flowers around the top. The dress has some frays, tears, and stains from age. It is extremely heavy with the lining and was made to fit a very small bride. The waste measures 22". The skirt is 29" long in the front and 53"long in the back. The wrists measure approximately 7". This dress is for display only - it is too fragile to wear. The veil measures approximately 8 1/2 feet. It has weights on each corner at the bottom.

From Me:

I think the seller meant "waist". I also, now looking back over the pictures, think that the seller meant 39" in front for the skirt.

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