#7339 $875 Reserved
Embellished cotton tea dress, c.1905
The Edwardian tea dress is increasingly popular with the modern bride who wants a romantic one-of-a-kind wedding dress. This exquisitely detailed dress is a welcome relief from ubiquitous strapless designs.
So soft and romantic, the heavenly dress appeals to our nostalgia for the unhurried, genteel lifestyle of the early 20th century. Such a dress would have been worn for afternoon tea in the garden. Today it would be a great choice for an informal wedding.
Made from white cotton batiste, the delightful dress sports the lavish decoration so beloved by the Edwardians. With rows of wide tucks, pin tucks, lace inserts and embroidered eyelets, the immaculate white dress is a masterful study in texture.
Zoom in on the bodice to appreciate the meticulous, painstaking and elaborate embellishment. The gossamer, filigree lace inserts are of the last degree of charm. I am especially fond of the almost clerical stand-up collar, boned for support.
The pointed sleeve cuffs are another nice touch. The dress closes at the cuffs and in back with small mother-of-pearl buttons. You will need a slip for the sheer dress.
The simple style, the impeccable snow-white cotton, and the stand-up collar give our tea dress the look of a garment made for an angel. Even if that does not describe you, this celestial uniform may be just right for you!
The condition is excellent. The dress is clean and ready to wear.
It measures: 36" bust, 30" waist, 40" hip, 14 1/2" collar circumference at the neckline, 24" sleeve length, and 53" from shoulder to hem. It can be let down for extra length.