Belle Époque boudoir jacket, c.1902
Nothing can compare to the luxury of fine lingerie from the Belle Époque. Boudoir garments were lavishly decorated with yards of romantic lace and ruffles. The seductive allure and delicate femininity of the floral lace here, as it adorns and caresses your body, will not be lost on the man in your life.
Made from sheer white dotted Swiss mull, the ultra-feminine jacket features the intricate detail beloved by the Edwardians: rows of pin tucks, lace insertions, ruffles, and open work ribbon casings. The jacket closes in front with concealed mother-of-pearl buttons and the original peach satin ribbon ties. You can also add ribbon ties in the sleeve casings.
The floral motifs on the lace insertions have a heartrending gossamer beauty. With its superb handwork and unabashed femininity, a well chosen Edwardian piece will set you apart from the lonely crowd of fashion seekers.
Fine boudoir attire is a fashion cousin of the tea dress. Both are forms of déshabillé ("undress"), garments worn only in the house or in semi-private settings. From 1900 to the mid-1920s, fashion emphasized lingerie and déshabillé. Married women, as well as courtesans, belonged to the "cult of chiffon."
The condition is excellent and wearable.
It measures: 38" bust, 15 1/2" from shoulder seam to shoulder seam, 19" sleeve length, and 27" from shoulder to hem.