Saturday, May 28, 2016

Lovely Edwardian Overskirt with Lace Details

From the seller:

Lovely antique c1910 Edwardian lace petticoat - this is super pretty! Likely French. Sheer cotton batiste with lace inserts, and lots of sweet pintucks. Offered "as is" for crafts, re-purposing or design inspiration.

Tiny - measures approx 24" around the waist. It has a 39 inch length, and a sweep around the bottom of 120 inches.

There are discolorations, seam separations, pinholes, and larger holes too, including a larger one near the hem. Not laundered, estate fresh.

Very romantic.

From Me:

This is not a petticoat. It would have been worn over a slip. The ruffles around the diamond lace inserts were meant to be seen - as were the pintucks. The sheerness of the skirt also indicates it is not a petticoat.

1905 Photograph
The all white gowns were very popular in the Edwardian era.   Often, they would be worn over colored slips but they were also worn over basic white to show off the sashes or other colorful accessories.

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