Antique & Vintage Dress Gallery


#3647 - c. 1904 Wedding Gown of Ivory Silk Mull with Massive Sleeves and Yoke of Embroidered Silk Gauze, Trimmed with Pendant Rose Buds! :"The sleeves are a poem." That's how one person described this gown... and it's such a perfect description, I just had to steal it. The ivory silk on this gown is a fine as you can get... I call it china silk, others (smarter than me) call it silk mull... you'll just call it ethereal! I've named this my "fairy gown". You'd have to be small to wear it... or love it so much that you get creative enough to enlarge at the mid-back... since it measures: 31" bust, 23" waist, 45" long skirt in front, 63" long in back. Has the original lining intact... which is quite rare. Excellent condition except for the slight staining and tearing at the underarms... it's unseen when worn or displayed, but if you want to fix, you could with lace. I only found one tiny spot at skirt hem and one small tear which I've lost. Details are incredible with gathered upper arms, high unadorned neck (I might wear with a wide pearl choker!), shawl topped bodice, pendant dropped silk rose buds... etc, etc. I have a silk and lace belt which didn't come with the gown, but looks perfect with it. The antique wedding gown of your dreams!
SOLD - but on display in Museum Category for Research/Study