Lace trimmed tea dress, c.1914
So soft and romantic, the dress appeals to our nostalgia for the unhurried, genteel lifestyle of the early 20th century. Such a dress would have been worn for afternoon tea in the garden. Today it would be a great choice for an informal wedding or for any time you want to feel feminine and pretty.
The sheer cotton batiste dress is trimmed with panels of machine made filet lace, embroidery, and rows of narrow pin tucks. It features a square armistice-style neckline and three-quarter-length sleeves. It closes in front with concealed buttons and snaps.
The condition is almost excellent. The dress, slightly gray from long storage, just needs a good soak.
It measures: 36" bust, 28" waist, 60" hip, 14" from the shoulder to the slight high waist, and 46" from shoulder to hem.