The skirt was designed to be worn (As shown) with a basque bodice that would conceal this area. The elaborate belts, sasges and peplums of the post Civil War years would also cever this area. It was a small way to conserve silk. The closure is at center back and a pocket is inserted at the right front seam. It's great for display, inspiration and study.
It beautifully illustrates the trends of the Late-War transitional period of crinoline fashions before the early Bustle era. Shown with Original belt that is not included.
Condition: The waistband has separated fromt the skirt at the front. A little careful stitching will stabilize it and can easily be concealed with a bodice and/or belt.
No closures, scattered small spots of light discoloration that is not distracting. The most noticeable area is in front of the pocket on the right. The lining is torn at center back.24'' waist by 40'' front length. Please note: Measurements are approximate and should be taken as maximum. Antique clothing items are not wearable UNLESS specifically labeled so in the description. The item "ANTIQUE POST CIVIL WAR ERA SKIRT c. 1860s VICTORIAN VINTAGE" is in sale since Wednesday, November 11, 2020.
This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Women's Vintage Clothing\Dresses". The seller is "sadira33610" and is located in Wesley Chapel, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.