Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Turn of the Century Fancy Dress in Pink and Black

From the seller:

A stunning 1890’s pink satin brocade bodice and over skirt. The bodice is lavishly trimmed with black Chantilly lace and beading. The neckline is trimmed with pink silk pleated fringe. The sleeves are made of black lace and have a epaulette made of satin and trimmed with black lace. The bodice is lined and has a front hook and eye closure. The outer edges of the over skirt are trimmed with pink silk pleated trim. The under skirt is missing and was probably made of black lace. The bodice is in excellent condition. There are no holes and no underarm discoloration. The over skirt has a small area on the side that has small pea size holes. (See photo.). There is light soiling on the edge of the hemline. Bust 36 Waist 32 Overskirt length 58.

From Me:

1899 Fashion Plate via the Bartos Collection

The way the sleeves are are consistent with the Turn of the Century styles in the late 1890's/early 1900's.

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