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Bewitching early 1910s black sheer midi-length formal dress crafted from a substantial silk georgette featuring a daring deep-v neckline trimmed in lac and details like stunning silk floral embroidery on the sleeves and breathtaking asymmetrical smocking. This spellbinding gown has an attached silk slip, so it's ready to be worn under the moonlight. Lined in body, pull-over, snap closures at wrists. Eligible for layaway, please contact me for more details!
MEASUREMENTS: (taken with garment lying flat; bust, waist & hips doubled for your convenience) →shoulder to shoulder: 17 inches →bust: 42 inches →waist: 40 inches →hips: 44 inches →length: 44 inches →sleeve length: 32 inches →wrist: 8 inches around
ESTIMATED SIZE: Medium; keep in mind this garment is meant to fit loosely
CONDITION: Very good antique condition with a few things to note. There's a few small, light spots throughout, likely from storage, very minor and hardly noticeable underarm lightening, a few moth nibbles and some fading (that doesn't show through) to the attached slip, and a few small imperfections to the lace textile. Mostly notably, there are two small tears to the back of the bottom section of the skirt. These aren't actively tearing and aren't noticeable when worn, so I've left them, but I do suggest a fuse-able textile repair should they grow larger with wear or handling. Overall, this is a very rare, very old gown, and it's in gorgeous shape considering! 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.
COLOR: Black with deep golden cream lace
MORE INFORMATION: No maker or contents labels. Appears professionally made of silk georgette and cotton. Hand wash.
PLEASE NOTE: Black Cat Clothiers only accepts returns if a mistake was made in describing the garment, for which we ask you to contact us within 3 days of receiving the garment. Please compare the detailed measurements noted above to one of your garments (not your body measurements; clothing should allow room for movement) that fits you well. Please be aware all monitors display colors differently. Additionally, all of our clothing is pre-owned and vintage/antique, which means each piece may feature minor signs of wear, as noted in the description. To learn more, please view our store policies.
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