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Antique Victorian Yellow Floral Calico Wrapper Dress, Cottagecore Prairie Style, Medium

Antique Victorian Yellow Floral Calico Wrapper Dress, Cottagecore Prairie Style, Medium

This is a very rare find - a beautifully made calico print "wrapper" dress from the 1800s that was well cared for. It was intended to be worn in the home, yet still covering women to the ankles without the need for a corset. These were also worn by women who could not afford to buy or make fashionable clothing, and were instead working on farms or in tenements. These dresses were worn by women when doing chores around the house as well.

It does up in the front with snaps for easy on and off. It is made to be loose, with just a few gathers at the bust. This was ideal for women who needed the dress to grow with them, making it maternity friendly! With a single, extra, extra long and wide waist tie, it wraps around the waist several times and tucks into itself when you've reached your desired amount of cinching. It has a pretty, cascading lace collar. The raglan sleeves are trimmed with the lace as well, and slightly flared. The hem features a layered flounce for a lovely ruffle detail. The print is a beautiful, dainty yellow and blue floral against the white.

COLOR: White, Yellow, Blue

MATERIAL: Feels like Cotton

CONDITION: Good condition for such an old dress, especially one meant for chores! There is general age appropriate wear and imperfections throughout. Most notable is a large hole under the left armhole, a yellow circular stain on the front and some faint yellowing on the front. There are some pulls and runs throughout the fabric, a few holes throughout, some have been darned. Some of the stitching needs to be reinforced around the waist and arm seams. Priced accordingly.


✂--- Allow for some ease.

Size Medium

Bust: 38 in. (96.52 cm)
Bodice Length from Nape of Back neck: 14 in. (35.56 cm)
Shoulder to Shoulder: 17 in. (43.18 cm)
Sleeve Length: 15 in. (38.1 cm)
Waist: 30 in. (76.2 cm)
Skirt Length from Empire Waist: 36.5" (92.71 cm)
Length: 50.5 in. (128.27 cm)
Tie Length: 122 in. (309.88 cm)
Tie Width: 6.5 in. (16.51 cm)


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