"a broidered stomacher"

Marie Antoinette wearing a stomacher (c.1767-8)
Public DomainMarie Antoinette wearing a stomacher (c.1767-8) - Credit: Martin van Meytens
Stomacher with gold embroidery
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeStomacher with gold embroidery - Credit: PKM
An ornamental panel worn over the chest. Triangular in shape, stomachers fitted in the opening in the front of women’s bodices and gowns. Many were embellished with elaborate embroidery, pearls and precious stones.