Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Early Edwardian Colorful Bodice
From the Seller:
Gorgeous! It has no signs of wear. There is spot on the lace at the front, and perhaps it was not worn because of that. Finest construction with boning, and interior fasteners. Floral silk body, lace at the neckline with rosebuds applied, heavy ecru lace overlay at the shoulders. Rose velvet cummerbund and loop bow. Labeled Mc Kinley, Modists, Toledo, Ohio bust - 32" waist - 22" shoulder-to-shoulder - 11 1/2" (keep in mind, the sleeves puff out) back length - 15 1/2" nape to waist neck circumference - 12 1/2"
I'm curious if this is a young miss based on the size. The sleeves look like the kind that would be fitted at the top but puffy around the cuff - very popular around 1902/1903.