Thursday, August 23, 2012

Turn of the Century Summer Striped Bodice

From the seller:

A romantic 1890’s pale orange and beige stripe cotton and silk blend bodice. The bodice has a high neck lace insert that is outlined with tangerine silk. The leg of mutton style sleeves are trimmed with two wide lace flounces. The lace has a tulip pattern. The lace is attached to an ivory chiffon base. The front of the bodice is trimmed with lace inserts and silk covered decorative buttons. The bodice is lined with silk and has a back hook and eye closure. The bodice is in good condition. There is a hole in the lining that shows through the neck lace insert but no hole in the lace itself. There is a nickel size spot on the front of the bodice and a couple on the lace flounces. There is one missing decorative button and one that is missing some of the silk covering. Bust 34 Waist 24.

From Me:

Although the seller thinks it's 1890's, I'm thinking very early 1900's for this. The way it's cut looks like a pigeon front with some of the sailor styling influence that was popular in the 1900's.

1 comment:

  1. GAH!! I wished I'd seen this. I would have paid a lot more than $36 to get this!