This item sold on October 29, 2012.
This dress seems like it is about 1910-1913, and possibly had a separate skirt, that'd go a bit longer (a la Paul Poiret) originally. It also could just be built for a smaller woman. Either way, its metallic details, and high waist are very first season Downton Abbey :)
This dress is in remarkably wearable condition and is both a fashion inspiration and a shining example of design history.
Materials: Wool, metallic lace, cream bodice insert-backing, Mother of Pearl buckles, metallic and cord trim.
All measurements taken flat, please double if applicable:
measurement-note: 12.5" from armpit to edge. 3" collar belt is 35" with two buckles, 32" hem width
Condition: Small flea bite holes. Mark to lining under metallic lace and snag to lace. Please see big photos above, and email for further pics if needed!