Saturday, December 3, 2016

Young Miss 1860's Ball Gown Bodice

From the seller:

1820s French little girls bodice. The bodice is a beige silk brocade with little peach colored round flowers and green leaves. Pomegranate silk ruffles accent the sleeves the waist and the center front of the bodice. The waist closes up the center back with hooks and eyes and look like they are original. Two stays are set center front and back and are whalebone. Lined in homespun cotton.
SIZE: B-10.5, LNG-10.5

From Me:

It's very much 1867/1868. I know the short bodices confuse people but the styling, trims, and the sleeves are all so very 1860's.

1868 Fashion Plate
1864 Photo of Princess Beatrice

I think the measurements make this a young lady's bodice. The trim lines were very popular for most of the 1860's as shown above.

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