Sweet Disorder Vintage

Victorian Silk Evening Bodice


Antique evening bodice circa 1880. Sweet powder blue silk trimmed with delicate lace and dainty silk bows. Deep pointed V hem typical of the era. Fully boned with an inner waist tape and hook & eye closures. Laces entirely down the front. Most of the original stays are still present. Entirely hand-stitched with tiny stitches. The French seam finishing indicates the work of a highly skilled dressmaker. Lined in cotton. Sturdy enough to wear with care. The satin and lace is made to glow in evening candlelight.

Flat Measurements

Chest 17"

Waist 13"

Length shoulder to waist 15"

Armscye 8"

Shown on a 33" chest 24" waist mannequin and a good fit.

Label: none present

Materials: silk satin, lace, cotton lining

Condition: Good condition for age. There is staining, especially at the underarms and a few small holes in the silk.  A few missing stays. The ribbon loops lining the neckline are frayed in a few places. Lacing string is not original. No brittleness or shattering to the silk. The cotton lining gives the bodice sturdiness and it is wearable with care.

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size xs small medium large xl
bust 32-34 34-36 36-38 38-40 40-42
waist 22-24 24-26 26-28 28-30 30-32
hips 32-34 34-36 36-38 38-40 40-42


The flat measurements in the product description are the actual measurements of the garment when laid flat. Double the chest, waist and hip measurements for an idea of fit. Please remember to allow a little "space" in a garment beyond your body measurements for ease and a good fit.

If you are uncertain about fit you can measure a similar garment you own that fits you well and compare the measurements with the product. You can use the image below as a guide.


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