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A beautiful antique Victorian wedding dress, this ivory muslin and lace gown dates to 1894. It belonged to a woman who in 1961, along with her husband of 67 years, was part of Westphalia, Michigan's 125th anniversary, where they participated in the town's celebratory parade as the oldest married couple in the community. A gorgeous, historical, delicate, yet still completely wearable piece.

*No label in this garment
*Dress is a lightweight cotton muslin trimmed in lots of intricate, beautiful lacework
*Button-up back; high lace collar; ruffle bottom skirt
*Faint yellowing at underarms and collar
*Small sewn repair to lace at front collar seam--see pic
*Small holes to lace and muslin at right sleeve, and another small hole to lace at back of left sleeve--see pics
*A few seams show sewn repairs, as does some of the lace near the bottom skirt--see pic
*There is an extra ruffle sewn partway around the skirt near the bottom hem, but it does not go all the way around, and is missing a bit of its lace--see pic--as though they may have run out of fabric
*A few tiny tears to lace near the bottom skirt hem, plus one or two tiny tears to the muslin, and a single faint yellow mark near the bottom skirt hem
*Though this dress has several issues, none are major, and can only be noticed on close inspection

Dress measures like a US women's XS. Measurements:
*15 1/2" (39.25 cm) shoulder seam to shoulder seam
*37" (94 cm) bust
*24-24 1/2" (60.75 cm-62 cm) waist
*38" (96.5 cm) hips
*16" (40.5 cm) shoulder seam to center waist
*Armholes measure 18" (45.5 cm) in circumference at shoulder seams
*21" (53.25 cm) shoulder seam to end of cuff
*58" (147.25 cm) top center back collar seam to bottom hem

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Antique Wedding Dress / Victorian Wedding Gown / Ivory Lace Dress / XS


Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: muslin, lace, mother of pearl buttons
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 2754 reviews
  • Favorited by: 410 people