Featured Bodice with Brocade

1890s bodice with brocade

Object Name: Bodice

Date Range: 1890s

Material: Wool and lace

Collection: Costume & textile Collection

Object ID: 83.9.26

Credit Line: Gift of Polytechnic School


The elaborate design and embellishment of 1890's gowns was echoed in the intricate fitting and tailoring to custom fit the garment to the wearer. Most women had their clothing custom made by dressmakers, selecting the latest French fashions from patterns in publications such as The Delineator.

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