Vintage Victorian 1860's Civil War Era Black Silk Bodice Dropped Shoulders | eBay. "The bodice also has a full cotton lining, and there are three stays on the front at the waist that range in size from 3" to 5". The bodice still has all of its original white glass buttons. The bust is 15" (30"). The waist is 11" (22"). The length of the sleeve from the armhole to the cuff is 21". The length from the top of the shoulder to the waist is 13".