Antique & Vintage Dress Gallery
#3644 - c. 1902 Ivory Silk and Lace Trained Dressing Gown! Wedding Trousseau? You know when we think back to our "previous lives", we were always rich enough to afford the best. None of us were the Downstairs Maid!! No... we were the Lady of the House... the BIG house... ah, heck... the mansion. Anyway, obviously we were like the woman who did own this sensational dressing gown - and this gown is in such good condition, that I will assume that it was part of her wedding trousseau and worn only a few times. All made of the finest ivory colored silk satin ribbons with alternating stripes of dotted net lace insertions. Flouncy wide hemline, cuffs and collar. As romantic as you can get. Has a lining of same color silk which buttons up the front of the bodice and lines the skirt which is open at front to show some leg if you so desire. Ribbon at neck and waist to close. Slightly pigeon front bodice for the fashionable "s" curve Gibson Girl. Measures: 36-37" bust, 29" waist, 60" long in front from shoulder to hem, 67" long in back. Excellent condition, with extremely minor "gotta inspect for" tiny, tiny age spots and two tears in the silk lining, one at armhole, one near hem. It's really in amazing condition for a silk garment of this era! You will love it! You gotta trust me!
SOLD - but on display in Museum Category for Research/Study