Does this chick have the right of it as far as bodices are concerned?
(I'm also mildly amused that she'd put that much of a novel in an eBay auction, but hey, if the bodice fit me I'd buy it.)
According to her, both of my bodices are all wrong. My smaller and no-longer-fitting bodice is in a floral tapestry design, the front ends under my bust (so my chemise-clad girls basically hang there), there's only boning in the front where it laces, and I laced it from the bottom up. My newer, current bodice is cut right (I think; my girls are enclosed at least) but in the wrong fabric for my social class--it's a powder-blue brocade(? I think; I'm not that good at fabric. It's got a raised floral design in the same color), and I've still been lacing it from the bottom up.
(Wish I had postable pictures; reading that over, it doesn't seem too clear.)
Is there any truth to the prostitute-bodice thing?
It makes sense, but I wonder if it's not mostly paranoia. Sure makes me scared to go around in the "wrong" bodice or laced the "wrong" way, even though about 75 percent of the people who see me in it might not even know it's called a bodice, let alone if its details are correct.