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Antique Edwardian Embroidered Ivory Lace Dress

Antique Edwardian Embroidered Ivory Lace Dress

Regular price $738.00 USD
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This incredible antique Edwardian dress was made in the early 19th century, and it is a stunning, museum-worthy (and museum quality) work of art. These Victorian/Edwardian era dresses are commonly mis-referred to as tea dresses or tea gowns, but they were actually known as "lingerie dresses." The details on this dress are breathtaking, and to think most of them were done by hand is really astounding. The sleeves and upper bodice are comprised of Val lace embroidered panels— the embroidery throughout this dress is so substantial, and has a lot of volume and dimension to it, making it unique among most Edwardian lawn dresses and the like. The yoke at the upper bodice makes the gathered bust area feel fuller, which was a very typical Edwardian silhouette. Defining the waistband is an open Irish crochet lace panel, which is echoed at the neckline, sleeve cuffs and in one panel on the skirt. The main material is a lightweight cotton, which is pintucked through the skirt to create a straight, column shape. It is shown with a nude bodysuit underneath (no slip) so you can see it's very possible to wear this out as a dress. This dress is in remarkably beautiful condition considering its age; it's only becoming harder to find these rare antique dresses in wearable condition. This would be such a beautiful "Something Old" for a bride!

Measurements: This will best fit a modern size X-Small and Small but please refer to below measurements to be sure.

Shoulders: about 15"

Chest: 35" laid flat , there is some extra room w front chest gathering

Waist: 27"

Hips are open

Sleeves: about 12"

Length: 57" from shoulder to hem

Great antique condition. This dress is in remarkably wonderful condition, especially considering it is over 120 years old. It's only becoming harder to find these rare antique dresses in wearable condition. But note that it is not perfect and there is some minor wear to the fabric in places. With any questions about the specific condition or size, please email for additional photos or measurements, as all sales are final.

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