Sweet Disorder Vintage
1870s Silk Morning Dress
Stunning 1870s silk morning dress. Glorious layered skirt with a lobster tail bustle and train. I adore the ruched detailing, the bow and the little pocket on the skirt. High square neckline and slim sleeves typical of the era. Little mini pocket on the bodice. Such beautiful pattern cutting on the back of the dress- the lines on the back of the bodice flow gracefully down the body all the way to the end of the train. Original metal and marcasite buttons. The dress closes with hooks behind the button placket. Boning in the sides of the waist. Silk with cotton lining. The silk is in delicate condition with mends on one shoulder and deterioration throughout the skirt. Could be worn for a photoshoot, but best for design inspiration or display. A museum deaccession.
Length 51" shoulder to front hem. Length shoulder to waist 13"
Please note the small shoulders, waist & armholes. Also note the length. Best fit size XXXS-XXS.
Label: None present
Material: Silk & cotton
This 1870s morning dress is in fair condition. Heavy wear throughout with mends on one shoulder and overall deterioration to the silk. Scattering light discoloration and dye fade.
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