Deep eggplant purple silk bodice with netting and multi-colored beading, circa 1910 via eBay | This bodice once was a full dress, but the lush purple silk of the skirt was hacked off at some point, leaving only the top half.
RARE ANTIQUE FRENCH DESIGNER VICTORIAN ERA BLACK SILK BODICE. RUFFLE SILK CHIFFON COLLAR EDGING. ORNATE BLACK SILK APPLIQUED TRIM ON FRONT. FABRIC IS A FINE SILK WEAVE. HIDDEN DARK MOTHER OP PEARL BUTTONS ON FRONT. | eBay!