Sunday, 13 May 2007

CSC pick of the week - Edwardian silk gown

There are so many vintage finds available on the Internet nowadays that (although it can be half the fun) you don't have to get your hands dirty by rummaging to score some ultra chic retro additions to your home or wardrobe.

Each week I will picking out at least one item of note from the world wide web of wonders, and I think you'll agree my first is pretty special.

This square-necked gown dating back to 1918, would be a wonderful aquisition for your wardrobe - if you're the type of woman who dreads turning up to an evening event wearing the same outfit as anyone else.

The sumptuous ivory silk satin and chiffon would set of your summer tan a treat, while the crystal beading adds a touch of subtle glamour that wouldn't been overdone with some well chosen accessories.

I love the length of the skirt, which is both flattering and feminine and the flower detail is delightfully fresh and flirty for a dress that's almost one hundred years old.

At $395 for an unlabeled gown, it's hardly cheap, but picturing yourself sashaying through crowds all wearing the same high street purchases and the amount of compliments the Edwardian gown is going to attract is worth splurging in itself. Well, I like it anyway - as you can probably tell!

Size: Bust-34, waist-27
Price: $395.00
Shop: Vintage Martini

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