An absolutely delightful evening bodice and skirt from about 1895, in pale green, cream and pink silk with rosebud decoration and chiffon pleating. This is a beautiful dress, in unusual candy colours that haven't faded. The material is pale chartreuse green and cream striped silk woven with a design of pink rosebuds. In many places it is overlaid with pale green pleated chiffon and trimmed with chiffon ruffles interspersed with pink and green rosebuds. The bodice is decollete and does up at the back with hooks-and-eyes. It has short, puffed sleeves with longer cuffs of pleated chiffon, and a trellis design of cream silk ribbons front and back. The trained skirt has a ruffle at the bottom of stiffened, accordion pleated cream taffeta overlaid with chiffon. The outfit is not in mint condition; the chiffon has shattered in places, as have parts of the cream silk ribbons that make up the trellis work, and there is a little hole at the bottom front centre of the skirt - but none of these detract from its overall charm. It's wearable, but only with care. Bodice bust: 33". Waist: 25". Skirt waist: 25". Length: 40" with the train 10" longer at the back.