Antique Victorian Bodice with Huge Gigot Sleeves and Flower Embellishments$180.00
This bodice is an incredible example of 1890s fashion with its dramatic, gigantic mutton sleeves. Despite its age, the fabric, which features blue/gray and white stripes, is still extraordinarily vibrant and shiny. It features four flower embellishments made of the same fabric, two at the neck and two at the waist on the back side. The cream-colored cotton boned lining has the most beautiful stitching in the same blue/gray color as the outer fabric.
Condition: Great for its age! There are scattered holes -- all small. There is discoloration around the neck. Armpit discoloration. Two hooks are missing. Due to its age, it's probably best for display or study. I have not attempted to launder this piece.
Bust: 30 inches
Waist: 24 inches
Length: 18 inches (top of collar to bottom hem)
Sleeves: 22 inches from wrists to shoulders (there's a good 5 inches of upward puff from there)
This item is sold from a vintage boutique in Charlotte, NC.