Monday, January 2, 2012

Awesome looking 1890's bodice




From the seller:

Soft silk velvet and satin ladies Victorian bodice with pink check silk lining. Front hook and eye, full puff sleeves. In excellent antique, uncleaned condition. Chest measures 34", waist 24", sleeves 21", length from shoulders 23".

From Me

This looks like it might have been a fancy dress bodice. The styling is vaguely similar to Elizabethan in the trim placement -something the late Victorians loved to emulate. Personally, I like it for the collar and the lining. :-)

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