Black Dress with Lace Overdress

1890-1899

Black taffeta dress with ecru lace overdress. Dress features an empire waist with round neckline in front, V-neck in back, sleeveless. Overdress features deep V-neck in front and back, ¾ length sleeves with small blue bows on side near hem. Overdress has lace inset in front and two tiers with lace on skirt, and trapunto style stitching. Cluster of three pink silk roses on right side of skirt at knee. Periwinkle blue braided belt at waist and another around lower tier of skirt, both tied in a bow. Circa 1890-1899.


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