Monday, June 15, 2015

1880's Floral Polonaise Dress










From the seller:










DATING TO THE VICTORIAN 19TH C

FASHIONED OF A BROWN COTTON FABRIC WITH A RICH ROSE PRINT

BUTTONS CLOSED IN THE FRONT WITH LACE TRIMMING THE COLLAR AND CUFFS

FULL BUSTLE BACK, SIDES GATHERED WITH RICH POLONAISE EFFECT, FALLS LONG IN CENTER REAR

MINOR FADE UNDER THE ARMS THAT IS UNSEEN, A FULL NEW SET OF BUTTONS NEEDED

STRONG AND WEARABLE, EXCELLENT CONDITION






MEASUREMENTS IN INCHES:
BUST: 34
WAIST: 26
LENGTH: 56 IN REAR


From Me:

I love this style. This would be an everyday day dress. Can you imagine it with a pink cotton underskirt?

This style was popular throughout the entire Bustle and Natural Form periods. However, the higher neckline and some of the cut makes it look like more 1880's than 1870's as a possible date.

1883 Delineator

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