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White Taffeta Wedding Bodice

White Taffeta Wedding Bodice
C.1845-1850. A white taffeta bodice which was most likely part of a wedding outfit. The taffeta originally has a white tulle covering this but was removed. The bodice has short sleeves but most likely had the white net oversleeves. The body is very long as is typical of 1840's fashions.
The neckline is high for day use and has an under bodice attached as a lining for modesty as white taffeta can be a bit see- through! The inside of the bodice is fully boned with long whalebones and fastens at the back with brass hooks and handworked eyelets.
The size is very small, bust approx. 32", Waist approx. 22".(Formerly L. Hidic)