I’m not usually the lacy, frou-frou type. Some women can wear it and they look great. I end up looking like a terrier in a tutu – just plain wrong. But this caught my eye and I’m in love with the “in your face” romantic nature of it all. I’d wear this in a heartbeat.
White tea gown with Valenciennnes lace, ca. 1899. White cotton lawn with lace high neck and bands in a pattern of loops and bows, having a band of polychrome embroidered roses at lower bodice, sleeve and skirt. Sleeves and skirt have scalloped inserts of tucked pink cotton beneath embroidered bows, lower skirt ruffled in three bands.