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vintage clothing at

#c195         $275

Printed wool paisley wrapper, 1890s

The Victorians had a love affair with paisleys. Boteh designs, borrowed from the lovely imported Kashmir shawls, were popularized by the production of textiles from factories in Paisley, Scotland.

Morning robes were a welcome relief from the corseted garments worn when a lady was dressed to go out. The loose, full cut is softly shaped in back with deep Watteau-style pleats. The wrapper is slightly longer in back.

The wrapper has a semi-fitted under bodice of tan cotton that closes in front with hooks. The cuffs and hem trim are of black taffeta.

The condition is very good. I found several small weak spots in the body of the wrapper. The black taffeta trim has a few splits. The garment is stable with no shattering.

It measures: 38" bust and waist taken from the under bodice, 24" sleeve length, and 53" from shoulder to front hem.


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