Antique Victorian Calico Indigo Ruffle Dress


Wearing this dress is wearing a piece of history that fits in beautifully with modern fashion.  Lightweight indigo cotton with a white floral print.  Ruffles around the high neck and shoulders, sleeve cuffs, and skirt hem.  Interior hidden buttons.  Back "belt" that we actually prefer left loose or tied in back so the dress can flow.  

Label: "lot" label (a rare factory made dress from this period)
Fabric:  Cotton
Circa:  1880s
Condition:  Overall very good.  The dress shows normal wear.  It is structurally sound, but does have a few faint yellowed spots on the skirt.

BEST FITS: XXS / XS  (marked size 32; shown on a size 2 dress form and model)
Shoulders:  13" but can accommodate up to a 14.5"
Bust":  31" (for inner buttons); 32" for outer wrapper
Waist:  30"
Hips: free
Length:  52.5"
Sleeve length:  23"
Sleeve circumference:  14" at bicep