Thursday, March 31, 2016

Natural Form Era White Dress

From the seller:

A striking 1912 Edwardian cream colored silk faille wedding dress. The dress yoke is decorated with a

ruched beige silk chiffon insert. The yoke, front of dress and hemline are trimmed with beige lace. The dress is fully lined with cotton and has a cotton and has a cotton and lace trimmed dust ruffle. The dress has a front hook and eye closure. It is in very good and sturdy condition. There is no underarm discoloration and no splits or holes. There are two circles age marks on the bodice lining that do not show on the silk fabric. There is one small pea size age spot on the hemline and a small area of light soiling on the back train. Bust 32 Waist 22 Shoulders 14 Front length 53 Back Length 60.

From Me:

I have no clue why the seller thinks this is a Teen's era dress. The sleeve shape, the neckline, and princess seams, even the shaping on the back - it's all very, very Natural Form.

George Hamilton Barrable's A Song Without Words circa 1880

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