Victorian Antique Victorian Embellished Silk Mourning Blouse$209.00

  • Victorian Antique Victorian Embellished Silk Mourning Blouse
  • Victorian Antique Victorian Embellished Silk Mourning Blouse
  • Victorian Antique Victorian Embellished Silk Mourning Blouse
  • Victorian Antique Victorian Embellished Silk Mourning Blouse
  • Victorian Antique Victorian Embellished Silk Mourning Blouse
  • Victorian Antique Victorian Embellished Silk Mourning Blouse
  • Victorian Antique Victorian Embellished Silk Mourning Blouse
  • Victorian Antique Victorian Embellished Silk Mourning Blouse
  • Victorian Antique Victorian Embellished Silk Mourning Blouse
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Size: medium - large
Measurements: bust: 45 | waist: 40
Condition: Good - some holes or marks on the item
Material: Silk
Victorian Antique Victorian Embellished Silk Mourning Blouse

This incredibly rare blouse was made during the Victorian era— pieces from this period are increasingly difficult to come by, making them all the more collectible. Like in some earlier periods, the Victorians took mourning dress very seriously & would wear black for a designated period of time after the death of a loved one. But, thanks to Queen Victoria, wearing black actually became quite fashionable — after the death of her husband, she wore black for 40 years!
This blouse is made of a gorgeous lustrous black silk, with iridescent tonal beading. What's important to consider is that all of this embellishment was done by hand! When you look close and see how tiny the beads and stitches are, it's really impressive.

The silk is very unique with nearly the sheen of taffeta, but is much lighter and and more drapey, similar to silk Habotai. The blouse is finished with a covered-elastic waistband. Refer to the image where it is hanging: the strap hanging lower is going around the front of my waist when worn, and covered by the front of the blouse, but you could also keep it in the back so that there would be two of these straps in the back. There is a ribbon "belt" which I've tied in a bow. It closes w/ hidden snaps at the shoulder.

Measurements: This will fit a variety of sizes as it can be worn a bit more oversized, or not.
Shoulders: 16.5”
Chest: 45"
Length: 21.25"
Sleeves: 21"
Considering it's age, this piece is in fantastic vintage condition.

I cannot emphasize enough how rare and special it is to find a piece like this in wearable condition at all, & this piece is definitely wearable.

It does have some tiny little pinholes to the fabric, which you can only see by holding it up to the light (the black makes it especially difficult to detect the imperfections).

There is 1 small area at the back with just slightly more noticeable wear the fabric.

This item is sold from an excellent, highly rated vintage seller in New York, NY.

This incredibly rare blouse was made during the Victorian era— pieces from this period are increasingly difficult to come by, making them all the more collectible. Like in some earlier periods, the Victorians took mourning dress very seriously & would wear black for a designated period of time after the death of a loved one. But, thanks to Queen Victoria, wearing black actually became quite fashionable — after the death of her husband, she wore black for 40 years!
This blouse is made of a gorgeous lustrous black silk, with iridescent tonal beading. What's important to consider is that all of this embellishment was done by hand! When you look close and see how tiny the beads and stitches are, it's really impressive.

The silk is very unique with nearly the sheen of taffeta, but is much lighter and and more drapey, similar to silk Habotai. The blouse is finished with a covered-elastic waistband. Refer to the image where it is hanging: the strap hanging lower is going around the front of my waist when worn, and covered by the front of the blouse, but you could also keep it in the back so that there would be two of these straps in the back. There is a ribbon "belt" which I've tied in a bow. It closes w/ hidden snaps at the shoulder.

Measurements: This will fit a variety of sizes as it can be worn a bit more oversized, or not.
Shoulders: 16.5”
Chest: 45"
Length: 21.25"
Sleeves: 21"
Considering it's age, this piece is in fantastic vintage condition.

I cannot emphasize enough how rare and special it is to find a piece like this in wearable condition at all, & this piece is definitely wearable.

It does have some tiny little pinholes to the fabric, which you can only see by holding it up to the light (the black makes it especially difficult to detect the imperfections).

There is 1 small area at the back with just slightly more noticeable wear the fabric.

This incredibly rare blouse was made during the Victorian era— pieces from this period are increasingly difficult to come by, making them all the more collectible. Like in some earlier periods, the Victorians took mourning dress very seriously & would wear black for a designated period of time after the death of a loved one. But, thanks to Queen Victoria, wearing black actually became quite fashionable — after the death of her husband, she wore black for 40 years!
This blouse is made of a gorgeous lustrous black silk, with iridescent tonal beading. What's important to consider is that all of this embellishment was done by hand! When you look close and see how tiny the beads and stitches are, it's really impressive.

The silk is very unique with nearly the sheen of taffeta, but is much lighter and and more drapey, similar to silk Habotai. The blouse is finished with a covered-elastic waistband. Refer to the image where it is hanging: the strap hanging lower is going around the front of my waist when worn, and covered by the front of the blouse, but you could also keep it in the back so that there would be two of these straps in the back. There is a ribbon "belt" which I've tied in a bow. It closes w/ hidden snaps at the shoulder.

Measurements: This will fit a variety of sizes as it can be worn a bit more oversized, or not.
Shoulders: 16.5”
Chest: 45"
Length: 21.25"
Sleeves: 21"
Considering it's age, this piece is in fantastic vintage condition.

I cannot emphasize enough how rare and special it is to find a piece like this in wearable condition at all, & this piece is definitely wearable.

It does have some tiny little pinholes to the fabric, which you can only see by holding it up to the light (the black makes it especially difficult to detect the imperfections).

There is 1 small area at the back with just slightly more noticeable wear the fabric.

This item is sold from an excellent, highly rated vintage seller in New York, NY.

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