A corded bodice? As in, pre-corset-steels hemp cording?
Looks like fully boned stays (18th century or earlier) to me.... ??
Good eye Evie!
Please don't feel obligated, but I've nominated you for an inspiring blogger award!http://learningtocostume.blogspot.com/2013/04/very-inspiring-blogger-award.html
You are so kind! I feel undeserving since I've been posting so sporadically lately. Tell you what, once I get back into the swing of things then I will gratefully accept.