#2827 $1,150 SoldBrussels mixed Duchesse lace trimmed wedding dress, c.1905
Just as a bouquet of handmade lace flowers does not fade, so the heirloom quality of handmade lace is timeless. Signifying an abiding love, antique handmade lace is a traditional favorite of the bride.
This dress offers masterful design at a fraction of the cost of couture. The quality of the lace is equal to that in our Brussels handmade lace wedding dress. However, this wedding dress is priced at 18% of the Brussels wedding dress because the lace is trim in former vs. the entire dress in the latter.
The graceful and fluid design uses cream colored silk chiffon, a favorite of the Edwardian lady. In addition to matching cream lace appliqués, the dress is embellished with bands of ruching and horizontal rows of tucks at the bottom of the skirt.
There is a graceful train in back. The dress is lined with matching satin and closes in back with small hooks.
Our heirloom quality dress could be worn for your wedding. The gossamer delicacy of the floral motifs have a magical allure. The blooming roses are executed with consummate mastery.
And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the designer
Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.
The condition is almost excellent. At the hem on the side is a small stain, reflected in the price. If you do not want to risk cleaning the gown, you can shorten it just 3/8" to remove the spot. As is, the spot gets lost in the fullness of the skirt.
It measures: 36" bust; 27" waist; 16" sleeve length; 45" hip; and 57" from shoulder to front hem.