Pristine Edwardian Hand Made Lace & Silk Wedding Dress

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Exceptional and incredible vintage Edwardian wedding dress with amazing top layer of hand made lace featuring floral designs. The lace looks to be Brussels and/or tambour lace applied to machine-made net and both bobbin and needle lace motifs. Underneath there is a longer ivory silk layer and lining through the skirt and bodice, leaving the sleeves sheer. It fastens at the back with a series of hooks and eyes and poppers and features an empire line band under the bust where it is fitted, rather than at the waist. All layers of the skirt are shorter at the front and longer at the back. For an original dress circa 1912- 1915 it is in truly excellent to almost pristine condition, especially for something of this age. It is truly wearable and has seen no alterations that are perceptible in all that time. The best fit would be size US 4, UK 8; however, it could also be worn by a size smaller or larger than this with very minor alterations.

Bust 90 cm
Empire Line 66 cm
Hips 100 cm
Length 144 cm
Sleeve 26 cm
Across Back 29 cm
Skirt Length 112 cm

Details

  • Designer
    Unknown
  • Period
    1910-1919
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    56.5 in. L
    144 cm L
  • Marked Size
    4 (US)
  • Bust
    35.5 in. (90 cm)
  • Hip
    39 in. (99 cm)
  • Length
    56.5 in. (144 cm)
  • Seller Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Reference Number
    LU5501944593
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2013

Typical response time: 4 hours

Located in London, GB

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