Spellbinding 1880s Victorian mourning bodice created from a gorgeous silk faille and adorned with lace details at the bust and French jet beading in stunning floral patterns. Surely a custom piece made for a very wealthy client, and still stunning today, more than 100 years later! Please note the buttons at the front are functional, but the buttonholes are quite tight, so this may be best worn open or closed with great care. Unlined but opaque, button front. Eligible for layaway, contact me for more details.
MEASUREMENTS: (taken with garment lying flat; bust, waist & hips doubled for your convenience) →shoulder to shoulder: 14 inches →bust: 36 inches →waist: 30 inches →length: 20 inches →sleeve length: 20.5 inches →wrist: 9 inches around
ESTIMATED SIZE: X-Small-Medium; watch the narrow shoulder and give this garment at least 2 inches of room from your body measurements. Probably most flattering with a corset -- it has a strong S-curve style to it.
CONDITION: Excellent antique condition, particularly considering how much beading it has! This bodice jacket has some very minor bead loss, minor discolorations and some slight fraying to the lace, but presents absolutely beautifully. Please keep in mind this is a vintage garment, which means minor signs of wear are to be expected. Any significant flaws are always noted in the description. All garments are mended, cleaned and ready to wear unless otherwise noted.
COLOR: Black with black beading
MORE INFORMATION: No maker or contents labels, but seems professionally made. Appears to be made of silk faille & French jet beading.
PLEASE NOTE: Black Cat Clothiers only accepts returns if a mistake was made in describing the garment, for which we ask you to contact us within 3 days of receiving the garment. Please compare the detailed measurements noted above to one of your garments that fits you well. Please be aware all monitors display colors differently. Additionally, all of our clothing is pre-owned and vintage/antique, which means each piece may feature minor signs of wear, as noted in the description. To learn more, please view our store policies.