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Figure flattering cut, fancy epaulets, picadils and sturdy grommets make this bodice unique in it's quality.
The front closure is reinforced with coated metal boning and the neckline is a little higher in the front than the Barmaid's bodice. The fabric is easy to decorate with trim or embroidery. The bodice of the dress can be tightened in the back for a better fit like the Irish Dress.
Made of wrinkle resistant twill and lined in black broadcloth. Should fit tight. When in doubt between two sizes, pick the smaller size.
Posted by Unknown on Sep 23rd 2016
Love the color and structure of the bodice. just wish it was made with different fabric. The renstore was very helpful and getting this item to me in a fast.
Posted by Shana Morena on Sep 12th 2016
This bodice was comfortable in the shoulders and is lightly boned. I am a full-busted woman, and I found it was able to support and hold up my gals in a pretty, romantic manner. This is not a corset- you aren't going to get much waist definition. But for the right period-style of dress, this is a great option for longer events where comfort is key.
And, as the title suggests, I did receive a lot of attention for the rather flattering scooped neckline. It fit perfectly over the super thick chemise, and looked smashing over a full skirt and under a cloak.
I gave this product 4 stars because over time the bodice flaps stuck straight out and wouldn't lay flat. I felt a bit silly, but then again, I don't think anyone was noticing.
Thanks for the wonderful customer service, Renstore folks. I appreciated the honest discussion about garment fit (turns out this bodice is the longer of the two on the website, especially keen information for us long-torso folks). I was snug as a bug in a low cut rug!
Posted by Lisa on Apr 8th 2015
First day I wore it one of the very slender boning pieces in the front snapped, and the back seam tore out, I wasted a lot of money on this.
You could have taken advantage of our 30-day money back guarantee. And if it was a faulty metal stay, we would have refunded your shipping, too. We rarely have problems with our garb, but when we do, we take it back and repair or refund if asked. I've changed the description to make it clear that it is not fuzzy.
Posted by Taylor on Nov 4th 2014
I usually wear a 2X...so I ordered a 3X to allow for shrinkage since I know the twill used will shrink as I have the Itish Dress on a 2X. The 3X size is more like a 1X. So back it goes.