Edwardian Pink Cotton Ribbon and Bow Pigeon Breast Novelty Print Blouse, 34in Bust

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I still can't quite believe how amazing the condition is of this Edwardian blouse, considering it is well over 100 years old, it look like it was made yesterday! This is a classic pigeon breast blouse, designed to make the wearers chest puff out to create that S-bend silhouette that was so sought after in the era. The fabric is the most extraordinary; bright and vibrant as the day it was made, it has the most beautiful ribbon and bow novelty print all over. The frills and high neck is so feminine, made in a time when women had to wear so much to ensure they fitted the beauty standards of the era. A beautiful piece for a collector, it is in stunning condition and really should be loved by someone that truly understands its rarity, 

• Light candy pink fabric, closest in colour to the second and third photos, with ribbon and bow novelty print
• Front is meant to be pulled up to create the full pigeon breast look 

• Heavily starched lower section of the fabric 
• Waist tie wraps around the front to secure the excess fabric
• Gathers to the back where the waist tie is connected

• Slight high funnel neckline
• Elbow length sleeves with frill cuff
• Lace trim to the bust and the sleeve cuff 
• Made from a semi-sheer light weight cotton, which has a raised texture almost similar to a swiss dot
• Fastens using hook and eyes to the back - some are original and some have been replaced by more modern ones
• There is a slight amount of rust stain to the inside of the top by the hook and eyes, which can't been seen from the outside. There are two very small pin head holes to the white pin tuck fabric on the bust. For the age of the top this is very minimal wear. All shown in photos
• Care/composition: no labels

Bust: 34in - would advise smaller to get the correct shape
Waist: 38in - would advise smaller to get gathers
Length: 20in at front, 17in at back 
Sleeve: 16in
Shoulder to Shoulder: 12in 
Sleeve opening: 9in

We advise paying close attention to the actual measurements of the garment. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

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