I love this fab find on Etsy… an Edwardian silk wedding gown that would look spectacular on a modern day bride:
Here’s what the full listing on Etsy states (written by the seller, not me!):
This amazing wedding dress is nothing short of spectacular – rare both in terms of style, condition and size! It is made of the softest silk satin, it has a soft lustre. Likely dating between 1917-19, it has a hobble skirt with close pleats at each side, decorated with faux pearls and metallic threads. The neckline features the same treatment with little satin flowers and cream embroidery. I love the soft, draped gathers of the bodice – these become pleats that hook closes at the back. The bodice has a very sheer silk lining. The dress closes up the back with hook and eyes. The best feature is the Watteau Train, which attaches at the shoulders with pins. Yes, pin. Because when the ceremony is over, it can be removed and used as a wrap! Absolutely amazing – versatile. You’ll be a one of a kind bride in this treasure. And best of all it is made in a very wearable size.
Waist of 31″
Best for Hips of up to 48″+ (essentially free)
Watteau Train: 71″
This dress is in very good condition. I HAVE NOT HAS THIS DRYCLEANED. There is some light soil (dust smudges) from storage along the arms and in a few spots on the skirt/train – as if having rubbed along a dusty surface. Your professional wedding/vintage drycleaner should have no trouble removing these, but they are light enough that one could wear it as-is, if you’re concerned with cleaning it.
Aside from the very light marks, it is really quite excellent. The metallic threads are rather darkened/tarnished. I found two very small spots on the skirt, and there are some light scuffs (texture) to the silk. The silk is very strong – there are no holes, no shattering, strains, etc. It is completely wearable. A really special antique treasure.
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