Summer dress ca. Sheer white cotton voile printed with light aqua and brown fuchsias and trimmed with linen bobbin lace. Bodice lined in white linen; Skirt has deep side pocket and small watch pocket at waist.
House of Worth, Evening Dress, Background: Worth’s penchant for incorporating antique laces is masterfully demonstrated here. Notably, the lace has been draped and blended into the design with its integrity intact—no cuts have been made.
1857 Back - Two-piece dress (bodice and skirt) in taffeta blue. ____ The bodice is closed in front by 7 by 4 hooks and stiff short battens (one front, one rear and two sides). Waist bodice of about 62 cm.