For your consideration, an absolutely exquisite and rare antique Victorian eyelet, pin tucked cotton batiste and Valenciennes lace tea dress. Seemingly endless ruffles decorate this heavenly dress. Discovered at a very prestigious Philadelphia estate, it's a beauty! Snowy white, this gown is in beautiful condition. Never before have we seen so many delicate hand sewn pin tucks, including the lace across the shoulders. The sumptuous skirt is nearly a full circle.
Ultra Feminine white cotton or linen dresses of the Victorian era like this were called lawn dresses. Basically they were the summer day dresses and were so light and sheer, they could be worn with a variety of colored slips underneath. Usually pink or light blue were the most popular, but you can make a statement with black, nude or just about any other color under you would prefer. There are early hook and eye closures up the back. Due to it age and authenticity, these are a tiny bit rusted, but it's only visible underneath so only you would know it's there. Truly a rare and special gown for the collector, or for an incredible vintage wedding event. This elegant Victorian dress measures as follows: Bust: 32 inches Waist: 25.5 inches Hips: 34 inches Underarm to lower ruffled flounce : 50 inches
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