Edwardian walking suit in cream faille with ornate embroidery. Fully lined jacket features shawl collar and asymmetrical closure with three covered buttons. The back has an embroidered flap echoed on the lower edge of the skirt. Both of these pieces, plus the jacket itself, are weighted inside and beneath the flaps to hang beautifully. The unlined skirt closes with multiple hooks&eyes and snaps at back. Truly luxurious. Perfect for a wedding or other special occasion. From the 1910s.
Hat is not included.
Labels: none remain, and although there is abundant hand finishing, we suspect this was store bought
Fiber/Care: no tags, silk faille with silk lining, dry-clean
Condition: strong, wearable, and presents beautifully, but as you'd expect, at more than 100 years old, there are a few minor glitches. This suit came to us recently cleaned, but there are a few tiny spots here and there, as well as what appear to be water marks at the chest and arm. These may or may not disappear with future cleaning, but are inconspicuous, regardless, and do not detract or limit wearability at all.
We suspect that the lining is a high-quality, hand-stitched (and not recent) replacement. It has underarm staining and a spot (interior only).
It looks as if there may have been additional (non-decorative) buttons along the edge of the placket. In theory, you could quite easily move the asymmetrically-placed buttons to this on-placket location and gain a full 4" at bust, waist, and hip, although the jacket would then have a symmetrical closure.
The skirt was hemmed (and could be lowered) at least once in the past.
at hem: 44"/111.75cm
length: 28.5"/72.25cm front,
length: 37.5"/95.25 + 4"/10cm hem
(BDV SKU: 00592-001)
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