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Antique Victorian White Cotton Corset Cover Dress.

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Incredible antique garment, circa mid-late 1800s. Originally worn as an undergarment, this piece makes a beautiful and unique modern dress. Reminds me of Toulouse Lautrec's can-can dancers. Constructed of soft white cotton muslin. Unique construction that lovers of couture sewing techniques will appreciate. Bodice has wide scooped neckline and inverted underarm capped sleeves (originally to protect outer clothing from perspiration, presumably). Sleeve ends are trimmed in pale blue banded eyelet lace. Banded, fitted natural waistline and fitted upper hip. Full, feminine, double-layered midi-length skirt hemmed in scalloped eyelet lace. Garment fastens up the front with 7 tiny carved mother-of-pearl buttons (one is mismatched but similar). This garment has a pretty seductive and eye-catching fit when worn. Rare. Collector's item.

Lying flat and fastened, the dress measures approximately:

Bust: 18"
Waist: 13.75"
Lower waist/upper hip (this area is fitted as well): 17.5"
Lower hip: full
Shoulder to shoulder: 16"
Bodice length: 14"
Dress length: 46.5"

Condition is good for its venerable age, and is very wearable. However, there are some groups of tiny scattered holes around the neckline front and back, and some holes that have been patched around the waistline (see pics). There is also a small tear in the lace at the hem, and a few scattered spots of light discoloration. Convo me for additional photos if needed. The garment is clean and ready to wear.

Antique Victorian White Cotton Corset Cover Dress.

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: cotton, mother of pearl
  • Ships worldwide from California, United States
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