Thursday, August 13, 2015

Titanic Era Floral Dress

From the seller:

Breathtaking Victorian Gown in Patterned Silk and Lace
This antique gown is a perfect example of ladies' high fashion during the Victorian period.
The style of the dress appears to be later Victorian when the bustle had become much smaller.
Crafted from a pink and white vertical striped glossy silk, the fabric has a delicate floral pattern in pink, blue, and green running throughout.
The bodice has a round neck line in tulle, which gives way to a lace and silk covered button insert.
The waist line, detailed with a double belt with a blue highlight, is typically high.
The a-line skirt is detailed with an offset pleat running vertically down the front.
The short sleeves are detailed with a stitched cuff bordered in blue and gold piping and an extension of tulle and lace.
The back of the dress contains the closure which is a series of hooks and eyes.
The belt continues around the waist with a drop sash on the left side detailed with a blue fabric ball.
The skirt is gathered at the bottom center and detailed with a gold fabric medallion.
The lining is cotton and the interior waist boned.
The dress measures: bust 32", waist 26", shoulder to shoulder 15 1/2", center back collar to waist 14", center back waist to hem 42", and top of shoulder to cuff hem 16".
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From Me:

The above fashion plate is from 1912. The dress is most likely from about that time as well.

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