1880s Victorian Beaded Velvet Silk Bodice with Accordion Pleats, Antique Costume Evening Bodice, XS


Striking antique 1880s Victorian silk bodice that has been re-worked to include gorgeous black velvet panels heavily accented with beaded and metallic bullion trimmed floral appliqués! Styled with a V neckline refashioned with a dramatic front shawl collar featuring the embellished velvet trimmed in sheer cotton accordion pleats. The sleeves also are made up of its own accordion pleats. The beige ribbed silk bodice is styled with flattering seam-work and an elongated front and back pointed hem, the former which appears more dramatic due to the V'd velvet panel (that mostly hides the former closures). Tiered accordion pleats trim the sides and back hem creating a peplum-esque visual. Lined in yellow glazed cotton with boning at every interior seam. Closes with 13 modern hook/eyes down center back.

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Content: Ribbed silk, beaded and metallic bullion embellished appliqués on velvet, sheer cotton, cotton

Best Fit: XS
Underams: 33"
Waist: 23 1/2" - 24"
Front Length: 19" (to center V point)
Back Length: 21"
Shoulder Width: Approx. 13 1/2"

Condition: Good- / Re-worked design
Underarm rings / yellowing. Some light spots / discoloration on accordion pleats. Mark on side bodice. Some wear to ribbed silk - most notable on back adjacent to closures.

*9th pic collage trying got show how velvet was attached to midriff (mostly concealing former closures but not 100%).

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