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Absolutely stunning, gothic early 1900s black silk Victorian blouse featuring open lattice work, short sleeves, fabric-covered button details, pigeon breast front, button-up back and a deliciously witchy fit. This garment is unlike anything else I've had the pleasure of handling and can be incredibly modern or picture-perfect Victorian depending on what it's paired with. If it fit me, I would never sell this piece, so I'm a little sad to be listing! True collector's piece, zoom in to see all the insane details! Unlined, button closures on back.
MEASUREMENTS: (taken with garment lying flat; bust, waist & hips doubled for your convenience) →shoulder to shoulder: 19 inches →bust: 34 inches →waist: 28 inches →length: 15 inches
ESTIMATED SIZE: Small; a garment of this age needs 2 inches of room from body measurements to properly preserve it.
CONDITION: Excellent antique condition with a few small mends, like repaired seam separation and a reattached button. There are a few pinholes (most noticeable at front of right sleeve) and a small tear on the inside of the button placket, which doesn't impact wear or presentation. There is a chance the buttons were a later addition, but due to the placket, these aren't even visible. A SPECTACULAR piece! Absolutely wearable with respect for many years to come. Please keep in mind this is an antique 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.
MORE INFORMATION: No maker or contents labels, but appears professionally made for a high-end client. Feels like silk taffeta, has sheen and presence.
PLEASE NOTE: Black Cat Clothiers cannot accept returns due to fit. Please compare the detailed measurements noted above to one of your garments that fits you well. Additionally, all of our clothing is pre-owned and vintage, which means each piece may feature minor signs of wear, as noted in the description. To learn more, please view our store policies.