Saturday, September 24, 2016

Edwardian Slip

From the seller:

Label: none

One piece soft cotton corset cover and petticoat, also known as a princess slip, from the early 1910s
Three rows of ruffles trimmed with lace on the bodice in the front
Large ruffle sewn on to the slip around the bottom with a satin ribbon, pintucks and eyelet flowers
There is a small ruffle on the bottom of the slip
Buttonholes and 2 small buttons in the center back
The ad for princess slips is from a 1911 Macy's catalog

Five buttons are missing...only 2 buttons are left at the top
The center back seam has ripped from the end of the opening to the ruffle
Otherwise, in good condition

These measurements are taken flat with a flexible measuring tape...You have to be smaller than the measurements to allow room for ease:

There is no size tag, fits an XXS
Bust: 30 inches
Waist: 24 inches
Hip: 38 inches
Length from shoulder: 48 inches

From Me:

The slip is from the early 1900's, not 1910's as the seller suggests. The biggest glaring reason for that is those bust ruffles - they were meant to help the blouse to puff out in the very popular pigeon breast look of the late 1890's into the Edwardian era. By the 1910's, the pigeon front had long been out of favor and there would be no need for the ruffles.

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