This luxurious satin and net confection is a classically 1910s style, ethereal, ruffled and romantic. Made all of a very early rayon tulle net (rayon was introduced into fashion in 1910) this piece is surprisingly sturdy and should last for years more to come. The bodice is surplice style, with wide collar of tiered ruffles, each edged with lustrous silk ribbons. The soft half-length sleeves feature the same embellishment. The waistband is lustrous ivory silk, softly gathered into ruched pleats. The skirt is tiered, with an underskirt having a dual layered, ruffled hem, and the outer layer coming to handkerchief points. Meant to be a dress a woman could dress herself in, the closure runs along the left side, front waist and center bodice.
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Condition: Good plus, as is
This dress is absolutely wearable as is, but is not entirely perfect. There is a little dinginess at the underarms, but I cannot hand launder the dress without risking damage to the silk trim, which is currently largely in good condition. There are two small holes to the outer layer of the skirt just below the waistband at center front. This is only the top layer of the net. There are two small tanned spots at the mid right front of the skirt, on 1/4" the other 3/4". As far as the silk, there is a single hole on the pleated waist, maybe a moth chew. The only damaged trim I find is on the sleeve ruffles, which have a few splits.
The dress is sturdy and entirely wearable. I find no other issues to note!