This gorgeous late Victorian black taffeta bodice dates from around the 1890s and has the most amazing puffed sleeves.
It fastens with hooks and eyes down the front with an inner and outer bodice and has an attached belt which also has three hook and eye closures.
Hand and machine sewn.
+++ Measurements +++
Measurements taken with garment laid flat, double for bust and waist:
- 18.25" armpit to armpit
- 16" across waist (high waist)
- Shortest length from shoulder to bottom of bodice on the sides is 12.75"
- Longest length from base of collar to front point at the bottom of bodice is 18"
+++ Condition +++
Overall very good condition with minor flaws.
The lining in the collar is a sheer black chiffon but it is mostly shattered and/or missing. There are some separations and breaks in the lace as well.
The inner lining is exceptionally clean and in good condition.
A few pinhead size scattered holes.
I have not washed this piece and it is slightly dusty from storage. I have used a clothing brush to clean the excess dust.
+++ Please read +++
This item is not new, and as such, it has wear commensurate with age. As with all older vintage and antique items, please handle with care.
All items are sold as-is, and I do my best to point out all condition issues and provide a detailed description and photographs.
Unless specified, items have not been cleaned.
I do not accept returns or offer refunds. Please see all photos, read the entire description, and ask any questions before purchasing.