This is an amazing piece of Victorian/Edwardian fashion! A blouse and skirt that can be worn in various ways as shown in pix. Fine cotton with pinkish red floral accents it is simply divine. Lots of lace, pin tucking, gathering and the like.Zoom in on pix to appreciate the beauty of this piece. The top which I think can be worn either way has large laced collar and gorgeous leg of mutton style sleeves with long open cuffs. I think there was originally an insert as there are hooks down both sides in front (I think) but it does have hook and eyes at bottom to fasten.
You could just wear open, over a lace cami, or if small enough add eyes to one side to close. The skirt has a ruffled layer at bottom with another layer underneath. As you can see longer in the back than front; maybe this would have been worn with a bustle. Would be wonderful for a vintage wedding, stage, costume, tea party or just display. But one of the most amazing things is that it is in really good condition for something over a 100 years old!When held to the light the top has a few scattered pinholes; one the size of a pencil point and the others tinier dots. They are really not noticeable. A skilled seamstress could probably insert a seam to hide this if it bothers you but not overly noticeable with gathering and you may want to cut down the waist if as small.
But again considering its age it really is in unusually good condition. It is very wearable although as usual for this time period on the small side. Around the bottom with hook and eyes attached is almost 12. Length 17.5 on straight side and about an inch less on open lace side.
Across the waist 11.5. Length back 43.5 and front 40. The item "Victorian White Cotton withPink Ruffled/Laced Floral Print Top/Skirt Dress, S/XS" is in sale since Monday, July 13, 2020. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Women's Vintage Clothing\Dresses".The seller is "carrphd" and is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.