Monday, June 22, 2015
Natural Form Plaid Bodice
From the seller:
A sweet 1870’s blue and tan cotton print bodice. The bodice is trimmed with bands of navy blue cotton and white eyelet. The bodice is unlined and has a front button closure. It has two side pockets. The bodice is in very good condition. There are no holes and no underarm discoloration. There is some light soiling on the eyelet trim and one missing button. Bust 34 Waist 26.
The sleeve style is still that of the 1860's - which is common in the 1870's as well. The lack of a bustle back and the basque waist make me think this is about 1877-1879 ish.