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1910s Black Lace & Silk Dress
This is an exquisite dress dating to the 1910s. It was purchased in France, so I am guessing it was French made. It is unlabeled, but very well made with hand finishes and beautiful textiles. The lace is very fine Chantilly. The bodice is silk faille The decoration across the neck and bust is beading and embroidery on tulle, sewn to the silk along the top so the bottom is free like a ruffle. The bodice has a natural form, not to be worn with a corset which make the dress very wearable. The waist line is just at the natural waist, the skirting is lace over silk. There is a back closure of snaps. Snaps were the "new thing" back then and were all the rage. These snaps were sewn to a strip, then applied to the dress. The snaps are stamped Flox. This dress would be wonderful for an Edwardian ball or Downton party.
condition: very good - wearable
Fits like a modern 6