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Edwardian Lingerie dressEdwardian wedding dress



#7558 $950   Reserved

Lingerie dress with Irish crochet accents, c.1910

Delicate sheer cotton, profusely decorated with lace and ruffles, first appeared in Edwardian lingerie.

Made from ivory cotton batiste, the dress is sheer and will need a slip. I photographed it without a slip to display the fine detail. The design combines a textured assortment of machine lace with accents of handmade Irish crochet flowers at the neckline and waist.

The semi-princess line style is figure flattering. There is just enough of the graceful back train for an informal wedding. The dress closes in back with small hooks.

The ball-drops on the sleeves and front border have aged to a darker shade of beige like the patina of old brass. This antique patina is the tribute that time pays to beauty. If you disagree, you can easily replace the ball-drops.

The charming style, too popular to stay in the boudoir, migrated to the lingerie dress, which was worn throughout the 1920s. This look is the most important and long lived descendant of that indispensable style, déshabillé.

Likewise, the ultra-feminine lingerie-style dress is too beautiful to keep covered up under a robe or overdress. Our lingerie-style dress would be ideal for an informal wedding.

The condition is almost excellent. The gently aged dress is clean and ready to wear. You just need to add a slip.

It measures: 36" bust, 29" high waist, 40" hip, and 64" from shoulder to front hem. The mannequin in the photographs is 6' tall; if you are shorter, the back train will be longer.

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