Dorothea's closet Vintage gown, 50s gown, lilac gown
Wedding gown, ca. 1862. Ivory silk faille two-piece gown with a boned and stayed bodice with fashionable deep hem points, and piped at the neckline, armscyes, and double box-pleated waistband. A pleated tulle bertha accented with silk velvet ribbons that repeat on the short sleeves, with a pleated tulle modesty insert above, and a lace-up closure at the back. Crinoline lining, turned hem. Time Travelers Antiques, via All the Pretty Dresses.