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Gibson Girl Bodice

Gibson Girl Bodice
C.1900-1903. This lovely bodice is made out of a wonderful sugary pink cotton with white wriggley stripes running vertically. The front yoke is made out of sheer muslin with white polka dots embroidered on it. The high standing collar and sleeve cuffs have ruffled lace trim decorating the edges. The bodice is lined in white linen and is not boned.
This bodice is styled to look like the wearer is wearing a bolero jacket and a separate blouse but in fact, is all one piece. The look is very tailored and the front of the bodice is pouched, both elements of the famous Gibson Girl look which was popular at the turn of the century. The bodice would have been worn by a teenager during the spring-summer time.
Measurements: Neck: 13 1/2", Shoulders: approx. 12"- 12 1/2", Bust: 33", Waist: 25 1/2", length 16".
(Formerly L. Hidic)