This gorgeous lingerie dress in white cotton eyelet lace dates from around 1911-1912.
These lovely dresses, often mis-labeled now as "tea dresses" were called lingerie dresses or lingerie gowns during the era due to the fine cottons and lace used to make them.
You will also see these dresses called "lawn" dresses, which isn't necessarily incorrect. Lawn is a type of smooth, high thread count cotton (it has nothing to do with parading about a lawn at a garden party).
This particular dress is not cotton lawn, but rather a sturdier cotton eyelet lace with insertion lace and lovely decorative crochet lace buttons on the front.
Hidden button closures down the center back.
I love the frilly lace collar and cuffs. The cotton hem is unfinished, which makes me think this dress may have never even been worn!
Beautiful for a summer wedding or afternoon picnic.
+++ Measurements +++
24" max waist
+++ Condition +++
Lovely condition overall with one small stain on the side, which I have not tried to remove.
+++ Please read +++
This item is not new, and as such, it has wear commensurate with age. As with all older vintage and antique items, please handle with care.
All items are sold as-is, and I do my best to point out all condition issues and provide a detailed description and photographs.
Unless specified, items have not been cleaned.
I do not accept returns or offer refunds. Please see all photos, read the entire description, and ask any questions before purchasing.