Off-White Lace Bodice

Brief Item Record

Title: Off-White Lace Bodice

Date: 1872

Description: Off-white silk gauze and lace blouse with metal snaps, hook-eye closure, and silk-covered buttons; button-up front to V-neck collar with beige trim; six snap closures at center front along with five decorative silk-colored buttons; fitted sleeves with possible cuff alteration; gathering at waist with hook-eye closure at center front; fagoting stitch at arms-eye, center back, shoulder, back of collar; lace covers whole blouse except for triangle at center back, panels on either side of center front opening.

Full Item Record

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC2012066

Title

Off-White Lace Bodice

Description

Off-white silk gauze and lace blouse with metal snaps, hook-eye closure, and silk-covered buttons; button-up front to V-neck collar with beige trim; six snap closures at center front along with five decorative silk-colored buttons; fitted sleeves with possible cuff alteration; gathering at waist with hook-eye closure at center front; fagoting stitch at arms-eye, center back, shoulder, back of collar; lace covers whole blouse except for triangle at center back, panels on either side of center front opening.

Date

1872

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

36 inches (chest), 30 inches (waist), 15.5 inches (center front length), 16.5 inches (center back length), 8 inches (underarm to waist). other measurements: 22 inches (sleeve length)

Medium

Type

Physical Object

Temporal Coverage

Rights

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Rights Holder

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Costume Item Type Metadata

Cataloguer with Date

Alexandra Figler

Emily Selter

Ruby Pierce & Quinn Milton 2/12/14

Color Main

Color Secondary

Technique

Closure

Closure Placement

Neckline

Sleeve Type

Costume Components

Chest

36

Waist

30

Center Front Length

15.5

Center Back Length

16.5

Underarm to Waist

8

Measurements Other

22 inches (sleeve length)

All Measurements

36 inches (chest), 30 inches (waist), 15.5 inches (center front length), 16.5 inches (center back length), 8 inches (underarm to waist). other measurements: 22 inches (sleeve length)

Date Earliest

1872

Date Latest

1872

Culture

Gender

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Condition Term

good

Condition Description

No severe rips or tears. small lace tears at both elbows. A lot of discoloration and staining throughout. Bodice, especially sleeves, is pretty wrinkled. Wear and disintegration on satin lining. Possible alteration at center back and addition of cuffs.

Storage Location

S4

Work Type

Citation

“Off-White Lace Bodice,” Vassar College Costume Collection, accessed July 18, 2024, https://vccc.vassarspaces.net/items/show/2869.