Circa 1905 tea dress made from white cotton dotted swiss, the dress is elaborately embellished with lace, embroidered cut work, ruffles, and rows of narrow tucks so beloved by the Edwardians. It closes in back with loops and small mother-of-pearl buttons. The puffed sleeves have inner cords to hold them in place. The skirt is longer and fuller in back, forming a small train. Via Vintage Textile.
Embroidered mixed lace tea dress, c.1922. The loose fitting style is effortless to wear. Here is the ideal synthesis of high relief hand embroidery with different styles of handmade lace. Inserted throughout the design are panels of delicate flat filet lace, which outline the neckline and sleeves. Your "audience" will not fail to appreciate the peerless artistry of the fine lace work. (hva)