The Victorian bodices generally are more structured and have boning in them. During the Edwardian period, the boning mostly disappeared and the bodice transformed into a shirtwaist, or what we would now call a blouse.

1840s Ensemble

1840 Cream Organza Ensemble

Day & Evening Bodices plus matching Hoop Skirt

1860 Blue & Black Silk Ensemble

1860 Black & Blue Silk Ensemble

Matching Day Bodice and Hoop Skirt

1860 Corselette

1860 Black Silk Corselette

Beaver Tail Back

1877 Cream Linen Ensemble

1877 Cream Linen Ensemble

Matching Day Bodice and Bustle Skirt

1880 Burgundy Silk Bodice

1884 Burgundy Silk Bodice

Pleated Front Laces Up

1885 Black Silk Bodice

1885 Black Silk Bodice

Beaded with Velvet Collar

1888 Blue Velvet Bodice

1888 Blue Velvet Bodice

Cream Silk Beaded Front

1890 Black Silk Bodice

1890 Black Silk Bodice

Double Puff Sleeves and Lace over Silk

1890 Blue Velvet Bodice

1890 Blue Velvet Bodice

Jet Beading on Front & Sleeves

1890 Black Silk Beaded Bodice

1895 Black Silk Bodice

Beaded with Lace Collar, Balloon Sleeves

1890s Black & Champagne Ensemble

1896 Black & Champagne Silk Ensemble

Matching Day Bodice and Skirt

1898 White Ensemble

1898 White Cotton Ensemble

Day Bodice and Skirt with Soutache Trim

1898 Wine Ensemble

1898 Wine Silk Ensemble

Day Bodice with Beading and Matching Skirt

1900 Black Silk Bodice

1900 Black Silk Bodice

Ivory Collar

1900 Black Silk Ensemble

1900 Black Silk Ensemble

Matching Brocade Day Bodice and Skirt

1900 Gold Silk Beaded Evening Bodice

1900 Ivory Silk Bodice

Jacquard with Beads & Lace

1900 Brown Silk Bodice

1900 Taupe Silk Bodice

Lori’s Childhood Purchase

1905 Sheer Ivory Silk Shirtwaist

1905 Ivory Silk Blouse

Sheer with Puffy Sleeves

1907 White Cotton Jacket

1907 White Cotton Jacket

Mother of Pearl Buttons

1910 Black Cotton Blouse

1910 Black Cotton Blouse

Sheer with Lace and Embroidered Front

1910 Black Silk Bodice with Tapestry

1910 Black Silk Bodice

With Oriental Tapestry Front

1910 White Cotton Blouse with Glasgow Rose Design

1910 White Cotton Blouse

With Glasgow Rose Embroidery

1910 White Cotton & Lace Blouse

1910 White Lawn Blouse

Sheer Cotton with Lace and Embroidery Details

1910 White Cotton Blouse

1911 White Cotton Blouse

Features Tucks, Cutwork, & Embroidery

1910 White Cotton & Lace Blouse

1912 White Cotton Blouse

Features Cut-work and Embroidery

1915 Sleeveless Shirtwaist

1915 Cream Cotton Blouse

Sleeveless with Crocheted Lace Collar

1915 Sheer Cotton Shirtwaist

1915 Ivory Net Blouse

Sheer with Fine Embroidery

1920 Rhinestone Camisole

1920 Tan Silk Camisole

Sheer, Studded with Rhinestones

1940 White Cotton Blouse

1940 White Cotton Blouse

Sheer with Eyelet Yoke & Collar

1950 Pink Rayon Blouse

1950 Pink Rayon Blouse

Sheer with Pin Tucks

1950 White Lace Blouse

1950 White Lace Blouse

Short Sleeve, Buttons in Front