Dress is approx 55” in height, on the dress form shoulder to shoulder is 14” Pit to Pit is 17 1/2”, the under slip, I’m not sure of the name, is a separate piece entirely and the hoop is sewn in. Not real sure of the material
I bought it and another dress like it from an estate sale. The ladies’ husband traveled to New York a lot for his work and she tagged along and shopped. She was elderly and I assume she did this when she was younger?
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It is a beautiful pioneer dress. Such vintage and antique pioneer clothing are being offered at auction on a regular basis.
The dress appears to be in very good condition given its age which I would say is the first half of the 1900s. The material does not appear to have faded or have signs of use and wear which is quite unusual. This a true collectors item, however having said that there are not that many collectors of pioneer clothing which means that the prices are not that high.
I still believe that it would attract the attention of both collectors and dealers if it came up for auction.
The estimate provided is for a well-advertised specialised online vintage clothing auction, where I believe the pioneer dress has the best chance of realising its fullest potential. However, there is no measurement for the sentimental value you might attach to the dress. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and vary.
Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I’m happy to help.