This exceptional bodice dates to the Victorian 1890’s and is fashioned of a rich patterned striped French silk jacquard with massive balloon puffs atop the shoulders, fitted bottom sleeves with stiff buckram lined bottom cuffs trimmed in metallic braid and small shimmering sequins that matches the trimming of the high band collar. The collar hooks closed at a dart point, fully boned in the interior and lined in polished cotton. The only flaw is that several small sequins are absent and a minor water stain on the inner collar lining only. Measures 32 inches around the bust, 24 inches around the waist, and 18 inches in center rear length.
I love the trim around the neck line.