Sweet Disorder Vintage
Antique Victorian Velvet Trimmed Dress
Stunning antique dress set circa the 1890s. Huge gigot sleeves create a dramatic silhouette. The skirt is floor length and has a slight bustle/train at the back. Lush velvet passementerie trim adorns the hem of the bodice and the skirt. It adds depth and even more sumptuousness to the slightly shiny silk faille fabric.
I adore the deep eggplant shade, it is so autumnal and romantic. The bodice was altered at some point in its life to the current configuration. The front of the bodice closes with hooks & eyes, there are remnants of the former button placket on the inside of the jacket. The original stays are present and intact. The lining is worn on the inside at the shoulders.
The skirt is lined in heavy black polished cotton with a ruffle on the inside of the hem. It is quite weighty and substantial. Both the bodice and skirt are sturdy and wearable. Such a gorgeous, dramatic piece. The alteration of the bodice gives it an unexpected contemporary feel that makes it extra fun. You could even wear the bodice as a jacket with jeans.
Chest 18" armpit to armpit, a little extra room in the bust.
Waist 16" hook & eye closures can easily be moved to go larger or smaller
Length 39" waist to front hem, back hem is 5" longer
Label: None present
Material: Silk, cotton and velvet
This 1890s dress set is in good condition. The bodice has been heavily altered to its present look. There is a mend on one shoulder, two missing buttons on the cuffs, and some visible hand stitching at the neckline. No staining, or rips, only gentle age appropriate wear. Minor wear to the velvet passementerie trim in a few places. The set is clean, fresh and very wearable. This beauty is over 100 years old and truly romantic.
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