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Bewitching and incredibly unusual late 1890s Victorian tulle & lace maxi skirt. Likely made as a costume for either a performer or a wealthy wearer attending a special event, this spellbinding skirt is made from four layers of lace and tulle to create a full look with tons of movement. This skirt is adorned with sequins around the waist as well as a section of sparkling paste stones on velvet, an attached swathe of sequins with a green-purple shift and a decorative piece of sequins affixed to a gorgeous piece of lace. This amazing piece is dying to be worn for a strange night under the stars again, or added to a particularly uncommon collection! Photos do not do it justice! Partially lined with mesh for volume, hook & eye closure at back. Eligible for layaway, please contact me for more details.
MEASUREMENTS: (taken with garment lying flat; waist & hips doubled for your convenience) →waist: 25 inches →hips: 32 inches →length: 36 inches
ESTIMATED SIZE: X-Small; just fits my dressform.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with a few things to note: there are a number of holes and seam separations in the outer layer. These mostly disappear due to all the layers of fabric, but are worth noting as I haven't addressed them. The waist at the waistband seems to be a bit uneven -- I'm not sure if fabric was added to stabilize this piece, but it looks like something was changed at some point in its history (probably pre-40s.) The hem is unfinished and a bit asymmetrical, but given the overall feel of this garment, I think it suits quite nicely! Priced accordingly, but this a rare and special piece. Please keep in mind this is a vintage garment, which means minor signs of wear are to be expected. Any significant flaws are always noted in the description. All garments are mended, cleaned and ready to wear unless otherwise noted.
COLOR: Black with silver-gold and green-purple sequins
MORE INFORMATION: No maker or contents labels. Appears to be made of cotton tulle and silk lace.
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