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Absolutely spellbinding and decadent 1890s Victorian mourning bodice crafted from a lustrous, fine silk featuring gorgeous 3D floral details throughout, intricate lace insert at the collar and bewitching capelet details over the long sleeves. This garment is the best Victorian bodice I've handled, and she's incredibly hard to part with! Fully lined, pigeon breast-style hook & eye closure + hook & eyes at wrist. Eligible for layaway, contact me for more details!
MEASUREMENTS: (taken with garment lying flat; bust, waist & hips doubled for your convenience) →shoulder to shoulder: 15 inches →bust: 38 inches →waist: 32 inches →length: 19 inches →sleeve length: 21 inches + cuff →wrist: 8 inches around
ESTIMATED SIZE: Small-Medium; best worn with at least a few inches of breathing room
CONDITION: Excellent antique condition with a few discolorations to the cotton lace insert and some very light fraying to the 3D silk embroidery. The silk mesh backing at the back of the collar has tears, but doesn't appear to be actively shattering. Very hard to find Victorian silks in this excellent of condition! Absolutely wearable with care. 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 cream lace insert
MORE INFORMATION: No maker or content tags, but certainly professionally made.
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.