Friday, May 23, 2014

WWI Era Summer Dress

From the seller:

A frilly and romantic 1912 lace and baby blue silk dress. The dress has a rare German label that reads Firma Van Der Veen, Batavia Bandoeng. The dress is made of an open weave cotton and lace inserts. The bodice is designed with a bolero over jacket. The bodice is lined with white silk. The front panel on the skirt is made of baby blue silk. The skirt is lined with white cotton. The dress has a front snap closure and a wide baby blue silk belt that snaps to the side. The dress is in very good and sturdy condition. The dress has not been cleaned so there is light underarm discoloration and an area of light age discoloration on the back of the skirt. (See Photo.) There is one pea size hole in the baby blue silk fabric. Bust 34 Waist 28 Skirt length 40.

From Me:

Probably 1917/1918 or so. It looks similar to the dress third in, top row, of this catalog page.


  1. Is it possible to see a bigger picture of the catalog page? Those are great dresses!

    1. The catalog page was the biggest I found. If you click in the upper right hand of the photo, it should get a bit bigger.