"The Imperial" is an elegant longline bodice influenced by the magnificent Story Ballets coming out of Russia in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Its built-in basque is ideal for partnering and also give a stunning long and lean silhouette to the performer. The optional "windshield" is a modern addition to this timeless look. It is a perfect place to encrust with jewels or stabilize any decorative additions. You can also cut into this bodice without the hip pieces and use it as is.