Monday, March 21, 2016

Edwardian Worth Wedding Gown

From the seller:

WORTH 1890's Satin Lace Wedding Gown w Wax Flowers SM

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This beautiful WORTH wedding gown is made from champange silk satin. THe bodice is boned and lined in taffeta, it hooks down the back. It has a lace yoke and collar backed with organza. It has beautiful tulle sleeves with ruffles around the bottom, one sleeve has had the lace removed. The tulle over the shoulders has tears, the sleeve tulle looks OK, seam opened under the arm on one sleeve, the wax orange blossoms need to be secured, the organza backing the lace yoke has some tears. The skirt has tulle ruffles edged in silk making them wavy, the back of the skirt has 4 little tabs sewn down the side, 2 on each side, not sure what they were for unless to bustle the back. The lining of the skirt is shattered, bottom tulle ruffle torn, some other tears in the tulle, but for the most part, I think they can be repaired. It has beautiful lace ruffles around the hem of the lining and train. a few opened seams. The bodice measures 39 1/2 inches around the bust, waist is 25, skirt is 24, hips are full and it's 41 inches long.

From Me:

Not 1890's, but a good decade later. By this point, the House of Worth was less prestigious than it was back a generation earlier. Still, it was *something* to have a gown made by Worth.

1906 Fashion Plate

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