Hearken to Elegance Gown
style: antique 1910s Edwardian oxblood silk velvet gown
vintage / modern: Adored Vintage
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Recalling a time of fine manners and unparalleled beauty, you step out into the grand hall in this antique 1910s Edwardian gown in deep oxblood plum with individually hand stitched velvet dots. The soft silk velvet panels and silk chiffon flutter delicately as you brush shoulders with the other guests. The candlelight catches the glints of silver grey beading on your dress and for a brief moment you feel as if you're in a fairy tale. The orchestra strikes up your favorite song, and all at once, you find yourself being swept away on the dance floor.
- 55" length / 36"-38" bust / 16" bodice / 27"-29" waist / 15.5" shoulder / 23" sleeve length
- slightly pinned on to size 4 form
- dress has multiple hook and eyes and snaps along bodice and waist for closure, a dress that a lady would have needed assistance putting on (which further tells you this dress once belonged to a lady of considerable means)
- tear on silk velvet panel on lowest portion of dress, could be repaired by expert seamstress (one does wonder if this was caused from a night of dancing...?)
- other than tear, dress is in excellent vintage condition for age, but like most antique garments of this fabrication, should be worn with care
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Length: Top of shoulder to hem
Bust: Armpit to armpit then doubled
Waist: Across natural waist seam then doubled
Hips: Measured 7" from natural waist seam, measured across then doubled
Bodice: Top of shoulder to natural waist seam
From over a decade's worth of experience as a vintage clothing seller and collector, we are sharing some general care and laundering advice gleaned from women of the past. Practicing these "vintage" methods is another way to be more sustainable.
- Wear a slip with your garments to keep your garments cleaner longer (in most cases it takes much less water/resources to launder a slip than it does a garment)
- Wear your garments more than once before laundering
- Use cold water to launder your garments, hot water can deconstruct the fibers of your garments more and also can cause shrinkage.
- If using a machine, only wash full loads of laundry
- Hang garments to dry (every Adored Vintage girl loves seeing clothes on a line!) Dryers can really be rough on your garments (that lint trap is literally bits of your clothes as it slowly falls apart!)
- Spot clean garments immediately
- Hand wash your clothing as often as possible.
- Learn simple repair and mend skills to increase the longevity of your garments.