C.1907. This bodice
is one of those items that although understated in decoration, are just so
darn striking and classy. I love it and I wish I was skinnier (and shorter) to wear it.
The bodice is made out of the most gorgeous black crisp moire silk you have ever seen. Black satin sailor style lapels decorate the front and neckline of the bodice. The front yoke
and high standing collar is made out of creme colored silk taffeta covered in net lace. A wide black satin belt attached to the waist finishes off the waist line. The bodice is lined
in strong black cotton and boned with 4 short whalebones and 6 medium whalebones with red flossing. The high standing collar is boned with 5 S shaped bones. The silks that this bodice is made out of are not the shattering tin loaded kind (it would have started to shatter by now).
A nice wearable size if you're 5'5" and under. It looks to be a size 11- 12 petite. Measurements: Neck: 14 1/2", shoulders approx. 14 1/2"- 15", Bust 40", Waist 28", length 15" but the belt width takes it to 17".
(Formerly L. Hidic)