Antique & Vintage Dress Gallery
#3307 - c. 1905 Black Net and Velvet Ribbon 2-piece Reception Gown with Beads and Sequins! RARE Large, Wearable Size! Awesome! There is no question that this gown is gorgeous, but it's the size that is So Amazing! So RARE. So I'll start with the measurements. Measures: 40" bust, 32.5" waist, 41" long skirt in front, 47" long skirt in back, 13" across back between armhole seams. How's THAT! Now you can look at the gown. All horizontal stripes of black netting and black velvet ribbons. All of the ribbons are trimmed in black beads. Then on top of all that are black sequined vertical designs - like floral vines traveling up the gown. Same sequined trim wraps around the entire hemline with a bit of ruffled lace. The bodice matches the skirt except for the midpiece which is an ecru lace "jabot", accented with black ribbons, black chantilly lace and black jet beaded tassles. Collar has just a hint of pink velvet and ivory lace trim. The gown is too large for my dressform, so the bodice isn't fitting well on her, and the skirt was gathered more than it should at midback to stay up! In one back photo I added a black velvet waistband for the photo... not included. Excellent condition. I have nothing really to mention as wrong! Has black tafetta underskirt. Hard to read, but New York labeled petersham.
SOLD - but on display in Museum Category for Research/Display