Sweet Nothings Antique Lace Babydoll #2 - size UK 14-18
Size UK 14-18
The Sweet Nothings collection: 'Art lingerie' designed to showcase exquisite antique textiles for the true lingerie connoisseurs. The fragility of the lace used in this garment means that this is a piece to be treasured and treated with care rather than everyday wear. These 19th century leavers laces are made with silk and offer designs that are far more intricate and unique than modern equivalents. Although fragile, their beauty is undeniable. Each piece is absolutely unique and cannot be repeated.
Antique Victorian chantilly lace makes up the body of this extra-long babydoll, trimmed with a contemporary English leavers lace and a 1950s nylon lace at the neckline, shoulder straps and back tie. Closes with a back bow for flexibility of fit. The lace from this piece originally came from a shawl, with the exquisite finished edge framing the centre back. The fabric of this piece is particularly fragile, with multiple flaws and several hand repairs (with lace hand appliquéd over areas of significant damage). This is reflected in the price, which would ordinarily be higher for a piece of this length.
Please read the information about antique textiles below carefully before placing your order.
This unique garment is made using lace that is over a century old. Small flaws and repairs are part of the charm of this exquisite fabric and should not be viewed as a fault.
Sizing: UK 14-18, flexible fit. This garment may still fit you well even if you are a size above or below: please contact us for further information. The larger side of the recommended size range will have a wider opening at the back.
Materials: Main lace: 100% silk. Trims: 100% nylon
Care: Please take extra care when wearing and washing this piece. The lace is extremely fragile. Gently wash separately in cool water. The lace may be prone to bleeding brown or purple dye. Lay flat to dry on a dark towel.
Made in the UK.