This is a beautiful old dress from a very transitional time period. It is from the late 1910s, between the Edwardian and Flapper era. I believe the lace is a type of Chantilly lace. It is a soft, silky lace... may even be silk. The pattern has large flowers with net lace between the flowers.
The bodice of the dress is unstructured and sort of flouncy. It is gathered across the top. The skirt of the dress is more structured, but falls softly at the bottom. The sleeves are slightly gathered at the top. It snaps at the hip.
This dress has been laundered, and held up well. It may have some very minor holes in the lace, but nothing that I can see. This dress would make a beautiful wedding dress!
Shoulder to shoulder width: 13 inches Skirt length (waistline to bottom hem): 39 inches Bodice (at back from top to waistline): 16 inches Bust (side to side across bust): 18 inches Waist (all the way around seam at waist): 33.5 Sleeve Length (from top of shoulder): 11 inches
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