#2829 $1,650Lace trimmed silk wedding dress, c.1908
The high end collector/wearer often has to make a difficult choice: fab vintage design but not so wearable; or give up on vintage and and buy new. This lovely dress, which was altered with care using lace embellishment from the same period, is a charming example of "old" and "new" for your special day. Cognoscenti will appreciate the superb hand detailing.
Our lovely wedding dress comes with the original attached lining and petticoat. For once I don't have to say "you just need to add a slip." The lining is boned all round the midriff to give a smooth corset-like appearance.
Multiple rows of tucks (beloved Edwardian embellishment) add linear interest to the design. Horizontal pin tucks decorate the sides of the bodice; long vertical tucks shape the torso; and horizontal tucks outline the hem.
In this 1908 photograph, the actress May de Sousa is wearing a similar high waisted dress embellished with lace and tucks.
The body is fashioned from cream colored China silk. The cotton tape-lace appliqués are closer to white. The lining is ivory cotton. The dress closes in back with small hooks.
Each lace appliqué recalls the precious and priceless beauty of the past. In this magnificent dress, there inheres a rare beauty, both antique and classic, befitting the most important occasion in a bride's life.
This one, which was altered with care using lace embellishment from the same period, is a charming example of "old" and "new" for your special day. Cognoscenti will appreciate the superb hand detailing. The condition is almost excellent. The light soiling on the under side of the hem does not show when worn.
It measures: 36" bust, 27" waist, 40" hip, and 57" from shoulder to hem (longer in back).