Sequined tulle evening skirt, c.1915
A vintage accessory, like this sequined tulle skirt, will add unique charm to a wardrobe. The skirt is made from black cotton tulle decorated with applied bands of blue and silver sequins. It is lined with black silk crepe and closes in back with hooks and snaps.
Particularly noteworthy is the inventive design motif composed of complementary and countervailing linear elements: the dominant, vertical linear stripes; the complementary, fan-like oblique stripes at the waist; and the horizontal stripes at the hem and in back.
The sophisticated design—as stylish today as it was a century ago—tells us that the owner belongs to the aristocracy of style, a special cadre of fashion initiates whose smart attire always attracts admiring glances.
The pleasing color variability of the antique metal sequins cannot be found in modern copies. The versatile design can be worn as an antique or paired with a contemporary top.
The skirt is wearable—but gently of course.
The condition is almost excellent. A few sections of tulle near the hem, where there were small breaks, have been backed with matching tulle for support. This is virtually invisible over the black skirt lining. As my valued clients know, I generally do everything that can be done to present fine vintage clothing in its highest and best condition.
It measures: 28" waist, 42" hip, and 38" length.