Object Name: bodice
Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom
Accession Number: 1956.64
Location on Display: Gallery of Costume - 1F - The Needle's Excellency
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries
Bodice for formal domestic wear, of white linen, with large, full sleeves, embroidered over the whole ground with silver thread chain stitch and metal spangles forming a formal scroll design. Low round neck, not fastening at loose front; front sections extending to side beck, joining narrow shaped back section; gore at each side and gore centre back at hips; large full sleeves (22 inches long) gathered into shoulder except at underarm; turnback , linen-lined cuffs, open at wrists; narrow wing at shoulders.
From the collection of Iris, Lady Lawrence, formerly collection of Sir William Lawrence.
Height: 58.4 cm