A striking Edwardian tea dress, a c. 1912-1913 creation of a heavy cotton gauze and another weave I can't identify. The style is fantastic, with pleats, darts and faggotting on the sleeves, and crocheted covered button on each cuff. The bodice has five of the same buttons, running asymmetrically. The peplum comes just around the side of each hips, framing the long, draped skirt that is so perfectly asymmetrically pleated. The bodice has a net lining. The dress closes along the side of the skirt, along the waist, up the left side of the bodice to shoulder, where the collar comes round to hook at the neck.
This 22" waist dress was worn by a model with a 23.5" waist in a period corset. The mannequin is a firm 23", please forgive the awkwardly open waist.
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Condition: Very Good minus
This has been carefully handwashed and pressed. Two of the hooks at the inset of the waistband are rusted -this is not seen when worn. There is the FAINTEST yellowing at the underarms. You'd have to know it was there to see it. It is exceptionally fresh, bright and clean.