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CLEARANCE Victorian Evening Gown Blue Silk Historical Ballgown Small 1880s 1890s

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This elegant blue-green silk evening gown is inspired by the styles of the late 1800's. It features a fitted, 12 piece bodice which mimics the lines of a corset, and a slightly A-line skirt with full, decadent pleats and a slight train at the back. Perfect for balls, galas, and other historical costumed events! The color is a cambridge blue with just a hint of green to it. This gown is a sample and has been worn to one event for a few hours, the price reflects this.

The boned, structured bodice has a pointed front, a pointed V neckline, and deeply pointed back. It laces up center back with cream ribbon through silver eyelets, and a modesty panel spans the gap. This lacing allows for a bit of flexibility in size, and the gown is constructed sturdily enough that it can achieve a little bit of waist reduction and shaping. The bodice is trimmed with elegant swags of ivory silk chiffon, tiny strands of faux pearls (vintage, from Japan), and a handmade matching silk flower with a spray of pearls and two green leaves.

The separate skirt is trained slightly, which would allow for a small bustle if you want that 1880's silhouette. As pictured, the gown is worn over a bustle-era petticoat with a bit of ruffle down the back. The skirt is flat-lined in cotton, giving weight and structure to the silk. The skirt closes at the side back, under the pleats, with hooks and snaps.

Note: Petticoat is not included, but it is highly recommended that this gown is worn with one.

This finished and ready to ship sample garment is approx. a size small. When laced fully closed, the costume itself measures:
Bust 32.5"
Waist 25" (skirt waistband 25.5")
Hip: up to 38"
Waist to hem front: 39.5"
Waist to hem back: approx. 46"
Since it laces, it could be worn by someone with measurements several inches larger.

Not your size? This gown is also available custom, contact me for details. All supplies for making another gown identical to this one are in stock, as well as several other colors of silk.

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CLEARANCE Victorian Evening Gown Blue Silk Historical Ballgown Small 1880s 1890s


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: silk, steel boning, fabric, thread, chiffon, pearls
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