|This richly coloured
bodice (shown in a red/ violet crushed velvet) was based on an original 18th century pattern. Adjusted
to flatter the modern figure, it provides an enviable décolletage
and waist. The characteristic elbow length sleeves are finished with red/ violet
silk taffeta cuffs and lace flounces. This eighteenth century style
bodice is shown with a full tulle skirt to give a more contemporary
edge. The bodice is fully boned with back lacing.
This elegant and versatile
shape can be constructed in a multitude of different fabrics, colours and
decoration. Added details can be quite over-the-top (think "Dangerous
Liaisons") or more restrained (as in Christina Ricci's costumes in "Sleepy
Price approx: £2100 plus fabrics. (Those shown are discontinued). Please enquire
for further details.