Lustrous 1910s Silk Satin Dress of Dark Navy Blue
A 1910s dress needs very little ornamentation to be a thing of beauty. The mid-10s silhouette is specific, flattering, and honestly, pretty functional, too. This piece is a dark navy blue - a prettier color, honestly, than any of the photos capture, and exceptionally lustrous. The sleeves are full length, cut wide, with turned cuffs. Five pintucks at each shoulder work with the gathered waist to create a bloused bodice. The skirt is gathered in the same manner, perfectly draped. An inset of pleated cream mesh is the only contrast. The bodice is lined with black cotton. The dress closes with a series of hooks and snaps along center bodice, waistline and left of the skirt. I believe it originally had specific belt or extra layer of skirt that also snapped on.
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Condition: Good plus, as is
This dress is sturdy and ready to wear. Comparing the color to the most hidden points, one can see that the navy has faded or changed slightly throughout. This is more notable at the center front of the skirt, but oddly it's NOT as notable when worn in person as it is in my mannequin photos. Its there, but the light, draping, and just being worn and moved in minimizes it somehow. However, it's priced down significantly for this flaw. The mesh at the neckline has yellowed. As mentioned above, and overskirt or belt is missing, and the snaps for it are still present. However, this dress is STRONG, some of the sturdiest, most wearable silk I've ever found in a garment from the era. It's really perfect for a collector who loves to wear her things.
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