Black Mantle Dinner Gown


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Dinner Black Mantle Gown

Constructed of approximately 16 yards of   heavy weight changeable deep blue or black taffeta, the bodice is flat lined, boned, and lined and closes with approximately 32  hooks. It attaches with 8 hooks & eyes to  the skirt  which is over 350 inches wide at hem .


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 Black velvet mantel and tab trim is 4 yards of velvet. The dress is trimmed with 23 gold rimmed black buttons and has detachable full sheer white sleeves. Dress may be black or navy, or your choice of color.

Dress requires a  7 wire hoop slip with minimum bottom circumference of 175 inches

( maximum of  200 inches).  See Underpinnings page for examples.


Optional gathered/or pleated taffeta and velvet bonnet to match gown may be ordered. See hat below.


The fabric is difficult to get the true luster of this wonderful fabric.




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