Thursday, March 21, 2013

Lovely Beaded Early Edwardian Bodice

From the seller:

Vintage authentic 1900s Victorian black silk "Waist" blouse. Has a net lace high neck and front that is embroidered with French knots, jet beading ornaments down front with dangles, front pleats with tatting lace edges. Sleeves are black silk taffeta pleat down elbow edged with tatted lace, the full sleeve is two layer netting, the top layer is embroidered with French knots and edged with tatted lace. The back closes with hook. Has a lot going on. Also see our other great vintage items, we gladly combine shipping.

Very good vintage condition. The inner layer has a few splits at underarm but the outer layer is unaffected.





From Me:
This is not a shirtwaist - those are more like the blouses that we still wear- but a lovely bodice. Also, it's Edwardian, not Victorian.

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