Monday, May 29, 2017

Edwardian Half Mourning Dress












From the seller:

This Victorian 2pc Silk dress has a blouse that criss crosses , there's a cotton under bodice that hooks down the front, there's a few tears on the cotton on the front edges and missing hooks/eyes. There's bones in the seams, the bottom edge is unfinished, there's no hooks and eyes to hold the criss cross in place. There's a small fray on both sides just under the arms, probably from bones rubbing. It measures 36 inches around the bust, across the back shoulder is 12 1/4 inches, waist is 25 3/7 inches. The skirt is really lovely. It has a narrow waistband with hooks and eyes, It has arched seams on the sides going over the hips trimmed with narrow tucks, The bottom has arched points and there's a flounce attached to the lining that makes a full circle and has a tucked ruffle around the bottom. It's lined in silk taffeta as well. It measures 23 inches around the waist, hips full and  it's 38 inches long in front and 46 inches long in back, The skirt is excellent.

From Me:

Not Victorian but very Edwardian. I'm pretty sure this is half mourning based on the colors and the complete lack of any decoration aside from the pintucks.

1907 Fashion Plate

1907 Fashion Plate

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