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The Bodice is designed to achieve the period-correct conical figure (no darts or princess seams) by pressing the chest and stomach flat and squeezing the bosom up above the neckline. (Unfortunately, my dress form can’t “squish”, but hopefully you get the idea!). It is made with an absolutely stunning Jacquard woven fabric in colors of pink, mavue, moss and antique gold. It is embellished with a tabbed peplum (picadills) and tabbed shoulder treatments (epaulets) in a contrasting fabric with a woven lattice design in complementary colors. Cording laces up the sides through gold grommets. The cording ends are crimped with aiglets for ease of threading and a nice, finished look.
It is lined with heavy weight upholstery fabric, interlined with heavy decor weight interfacing and contains 7 pieces of supportive boning (a combination of spring steel and spiral steel). This bodice is sufficiently supportive and sturdy so no additional underpinnings (corset) are necessary. The tighter it’s laced, the more “push up and together” effect you’ll get. The neckline is designed for displaying a lovely decolletage.
The Skirt is 144″ in circumference and made with a perfectly matching golden wheat colored linen and rayon blend fabric which drapes beautifully. It has a drawstring waist, with grommets reinforcing the drawstring opening. It is serge hemmed to your desired length.
In the first 6 photographs I’ve used a bum roll as well as a four-hoop slip for display. In the last two photos I removed the bumroll so you can see the different effect. Either way looks very pretty. Neither the hoop slip or bum roll is included with this purchase. The chemise blouse is sold separately.