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1910s Antique Ivory Tulle Wedding Dress with Knotted Tunic

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This enchanting Edwardian/Belle Epoque era antique bridal dress and matching tunic are in remarkable antique vintage condition and have been lovingly hand embroidered and knotted in extraordinary detail. The style reminds me of a Ballet Russe costume as there is a strong eastern and folk influence in the design. The simple empire line tunic dress falls to the ankle and is lined with a soft cotton slip. The overlay fabric is an incredibly fine cotton/silk tulle net embellished with intricate embroidery. Finely woven chord has been painstakingly sewn into tiny clusters to create intricate floral motifs in geometric peaks rising from the hemline. A dainty button stand at the centre reverse of the tunic runs from the neck to the hip and hosts a row of exquisite fabric covered buttons each 0.5cms across. The round neckline is trimmed with a thin lace trim and fastens with a single button above the centre of the bust. The smocked tunic is comprised of transparent fine tulle net in its entirety and embellished with the same embroidered design along the hem and bust line. There is a neat collar with a central button stand that runs to the mid bust with another pretty row of fabric buttons. The embroidered cuffs are drawn in to create romantic bishop-style sleeves. This magical bridal set has no notable flaws and would best suit US size 2-4, UK size 6-8 as the dress is small; however the tunic, which can be worn separately will fit up to US size 8. For the serious collector, this piece is worthy of a museum and would make an outstanding wedding dress ensemble. Tunic Measurements: Length - 25.5" (64.5cms) Bust - 40" (101.5cms) Waist - 46" (116.5cms) Dress Measurements: Bust - 34"/ 87cm Length - 45"/ 114cm Waist - 25"/ 64.5cm Hip - 34"/ 87cm
  • Dimensions:
    Length: 45 in (114.3 cm)Marked Size: 2 - 4 (US)Bust: 32 in (81.28 cm)Waist: 25 in (63.5 cm)Hip: 34 in (86.36 cm)
  • Style:
    Belle Epoque (Of the Period)
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    London, GB
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU55018808592
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