Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Beautiful Black Net Edwardian Dress

From the seller:

This beautiful Victorian gown is highneck with a boned bodice made with a wide mesh net over silk taffeta. It has full sleeves trimmed with bands and rosettes of taffeta, the front and inserts are trimmed with an embroidered black lace and knife pleated narrow ruffles. The net skirt has a train and is trimmed with bands of lace and taffeta. It's lacking the silk underskirt, I put it over white which is not included, black would look better, but I wanted to show details. The netting has a few snags no holesl that I found, you'll never see them over black. The bodice measures 44 inches around the bust, waist is 35, across the back shoulder is 15 1/8 and is 20 inches long from shoulder to center front dip. The skirt is 34inches around the waist, hips are 64 and it's 41 1/2 inches long. Excellent condition.

From Me:

1904 Fashion Plate

The lack of ridiculous sleeves and the pigeon front are a dead giveaway for Edwardian. Probably about 1903/1904. I really would love to see something like this over a changeable silk underskirt.

As a side note, I have a few pieces of garb up for sale on ebay. Most of it is either 16th century or 18th century stuff. I need to go to the shepherd's hut and clear that out as well so more items might get listed by the end of the week. Most of what I'm selling would best fit a modern size 10 or 12.

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