& Dance Costume
16th and 17th Century
18th and 19th Century
A feast of silk tulle, organza flowers and ribbons, swarovski crystals and cut velvet embroidery. An off-the-shoulder eighteenth century style silk corset with front, back and shoulder lacing has been draped in loops of tulle and crystals. It is decorated with embroidered dragonflies, appliquéd butterflies and panels of antique beading and lace. The draped fabrics are frayed, torn and even burned to achieve an ethereal, other-worldly effect.|
Shown with a classic victorian crinoline, covered in ruched and bustled silk and organza, worn over tulle petticoats! The same corset would work also with a softer, simpler skirt of layered silk tulle or crêpe.
This is an extremely individual design, open to personal interpretation regarding colour, fabrics and ornamentation.
Take the fair face of woman, and gently suspending,
With butterflies, flowers, and jewels attending,
Thus your fairy is made of most beautiful things.
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