Beautiful Victorian bodice/jacket constructed of black, voided velvet.
Gorgeous, black, voided velvet in a large flower pattern along with small flower buds.
Black organza bodice insert panel with a design of coiled, real metal cording - of finely twisted gold tone metal wires over a cotton core base, and also the very tiniest gold tone metal cording wrapped around black chenille yarn - incredible!
Long sleeves with silk satin ruffles; bodice has a fullness as this was originally worn over a corset and bustle.
Attached belt, stitched to the jacket at the right side, has two figural, gold tone buttons of a woman's face with an olive branch. Belt end snaps together at the front.
Snap closures at the front; museum accession label inside jacket at neck.
The photos do not do justice - the velvet reflects the light differently at various angles.
This bodice/jacket best fits a size Large. Measurements are taken flat, doubled as necessary. These are garment measurements and you need to allow room for body movement.
Hip 38" at least
Sleeve Length 23"
Excellent condition with minor wear to seams, showing as light brown, exposing the base fabric. The silk organza panel has a few small holes and one a little larger, but these don't show as they are covered by the jacket.
See our Sizing Guide for the Best Fit.