Absolutely bewitching late 1900s / early 1910s Edwardian Swiss dot evening set compromised of a bodice and skirt. The bodice has a pigeon breast, very popular in the early 1900s, and gorgeous gathered sleeves with dramatic cuffs, as well as a high neckline and ruffle details across the bust and shoulders. The skirt is simple and elegant with a full bottom, matching ruffle details along the hem and a stunning gathered panel along the back. Though currently best for display only, this rare and fantastic set is a wonderful addition to any collection! Bodice is partially lined with hook & eye closures. Skirt is unlined with hook and eye closures. Eligible for layaway, please contact me for more details!
MEASUREMENTS: (taken with garment lying flat; bust, waist & hips doubled for your convenience)
SKIRT →waist: 26 inches →hips: 46 inches →length at front: 38 inches →length at back: 46 inches
ESTIMATED SIZE: X-Small
CONDITION: Good, restore-able antique condition. It's currently best for display or light wear, but with some mending and perhaps a lining, this piece would shine. The netting is of course delicate, but it's not shredding or rotting like many similar pieces I've handled. The bodice has a tear on the bottom of the silk lining, as well as an unfinished hem at the bottom and a few tears in extraneous fabric/ruffles. I find the netting to be a bit dry at the shoulders, but fine to handle gently. The skirt is in surprisingly great condition, minus the silk waistband, which is shattering, but could be replaced. 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.
MORE INFORMATION: No maker or contents labels. Appears to be made of silk and cotton.
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