Hello and welcome to the Textile Trunk! An amazing antique French woman's bodice, dating to the 1890s! I love this bodice - it is a gauze weight cotton with a lovely red, white, and navy design. Instead of tapering in at the waist, this bodice flairs out, which allows for a little more size flexibility.
This bodice snaps closed at the front. I love the pleating details all over! MEASUREMENTS : This lovely blouse measures 17 inches long. The sleeves measure 18.5 inches long.The chest measures 32 inches, while the waist measures 36 inches. This wonderful bodice is in as found, not freshly laundered condition. Overall, this bodice has faded, but it still has great colors. There is some wear on the collar of this bodice.
The top snap has pulled away from one side, but both pieces of the snap are there if you want to reattach! All in all, wonderful condition indeed but not without signs of time and use inherent in these lovely textiles! The item "Antique French Striped bodice Cotton victorian blouse 1890s bodice Red and Navy" is in sale since Monday, April 19, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Linens & Textiles\Other Fabrics & Textiles". The seller is "loodylady" and is located in Burlington, Vermont.This item can be shipped worldwide.