la_gatta_ciara: ПЛАТЬЯ НАЧАЛА ХХ ВЕКА ИЗ ИРЛАНДСКОГО КРУЖЕВА.
hmmm, maybe with something behind the lace?
Details about EXCEPTIONAL RARE FRENCH VICTORIAN 1800S IRISH CROCHET LACE WEDDING DRESS SZ 4-6
French Victorian hand made, two piece lace wedding dress, with heavy ivory and white cotton Irish Crochet.
Beautiful antique lace. Definitely want something like this for my quarter sleeve!
Afternoon Dress: ca. 1908-1910, French (probably), cotton, silk. "Irish crochet lace was very popular in the Belle Époque not only for trim but also for full garments such as this one. Its three-dimensionality gives a particularly interesting textural effect. This example employs not only three-dimensional floral motifs but actual pendant flowers that move with the wearer."