Monday, April 7, 2014

Conservative 1890's Ball Gown

From the seller:

A lovely 1895 ivory silk two piece wedding dress. The bodice neckline is trimmed with a wide flounce of lace and white silk chiffon. The bodice has full leg of mutton style sleeves. It is lined with cotton and has a front hook and eye closure. The skirt is unlined. The dress is in very good and sturdy condition. There are no splits or holes in the fabric. There is some light underarm discoloration. Bust 32 Waist 24 Skirt length 37. A pretty display dress

From Me:

I'm not so sure it's a wedding dress. It looks like a presentation gown to me with a higher than usual neckline. And although the sleeves are puffy, they aren't leg of mutton (ie, puffy at top, fitted at the bottom).

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