Monday, June 15, 2015
1880's Simple Tea Gown/Wrapper
From the Seller:
THIS IS AN AUTHENTIC VICTORIAN 1890S MORNING ,TEA GOWN/ WRAPPER.
I BELIEVE THIS DRESS IS MADE OF A VERY PALE SHADE OF BLUE MUSLIN DIMITY IN A MEDIUM WEIGHT . THE FABRIC HAS A DARK GREY LINED STITCH PATTERN.
THE DRESS HAS A SMALL COLLAR AND 4 MOTHER OF PEARL BUTTONS UP THE FRONT BODICE. THERE IS A LARGE FLAT PLEAT ON EACH SHOULDER FRONT AND THE INSIDE BACK OF THE BODICE IS LINED WTIH WHITE MUSLIN.
THE SLEEVES ARE LONG AND HAVE BUTTONED CUFFS .
THE BACK HAS STRUCTURED SEAMS THAT CURVE INTO THE WAIST AND FLARE OUT. WHERE THE CENTER BACK SEAM ENDS AT LOW WAIST IT HAS A HIDDEN GATHERED TUCK THAT GIVE THE SKIRT A VERY FULL BACK AND SWEEPING HEMLINE .
THIS STYLE OF DRESS WAS MEANT TO BE WORN LOOSLY IN THE MORNING BEFORE BEING CORSETED AND FULLY DRESSED . IT IS MEANT TO BE COMFORTABLE.
THE CONDITION IS NICE AND VERY WEARABLE . IT DOES HAVE A FEW THINGS TO MENTION: THERE ARE A FEW SMALL RUST COLORED SPOTS THE LARGEST ON THE TOP LEFT SHOULDER/ THERE ARE A COUPLE OF SMALL HOLES IN THE SKIRT BACK/
THE DRESS HAS NO REAL DEFINED MEASUREMENTS EXCEPT THE SHOULDERS IN BACK ARE 14' ACROSS FROM INSIDE SEAM TO INSIDE SEAM/ 36" BUST ROUGHLY/ AND THE WAIST IS 28-38" . THE LENGTH IS 53" FRONT AND 57" BACK.
THANK YOU FOR LOOKING AT MY LISTING. I AM ALWAYS HAPPY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS AND INQUIRIES.
Okay, so....not 1890's but 1880's (fullness in the backside not in the shoulders). You would have still had a corset but it wouldn't have been fully laced up very tight. To put this dress is perspective - this is what the People of Walmart in the 19th Century would have worn. ...Which, after seeing the braless wonder at the rental car checkout line, I would have LOVED to have seen something like this.