This is the most stunning silk bodice dating to the 1890's. It is made from pale pink silk and is trimmed around the neck and sleeves with silver metallic lace. The bodice is boned and laces at the back. I think the laces are replacements and not original to the bodice. The sleeves are voluminous and and each have a panel of darker pink silk sewn into the armpit. There is some splitting to the silk all over the bodice which is age related and some foxing marks to the interior of the bodice. It has three large pink silk covered buttons to the front. It is a gorgeous piece and is suitable only for display.