Dress by Mme Lasserre, about 1883, at the Galliera musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris, via Musée de France.

Bustle type Cuirass (fitted to thigh with draped fullness to below the back of the knees). Day Dress from Galliera musee de la Mode de la Ville de Paris.

victorian dresses

Victorian fashion: French Reception dress, c. 1876 (detail) Maison Touin Gorgeous Gold and red bustle dress, Side view

Two-piece dress, 1870. Pale blue silk. Bodice has button-down front with tiny dark blue crocheted buttons. Longer in back & pleated at side hips. Pleated pocket on side. Bustle skirt with draping and shirring. Slit up front to show ruffles and pleating of alternating shades of blue. Bright red silk trim around jacket, pocket, collar, sleeve edges, & ruffles. Fabric rosettes. Blue silk fringe at bodice & bustle. Towson Univ. Dep't of Theater Arts  loooove the colors

Two-piece dress, Pale blue silk. Bodice has button-down front with tiny dark blue crocheted buttons. Dep't of Theater Arts

Emile Pingat dress ca. 1885

Ensemble by Emile Pingat, 1885 Paris, Shelburne Museum . Another example of Pingat taking inspiration from century menswear styles.

Day ensemble, 1880. Cotton print. Basque bodice and bustle skirt. Matching umbrella. Photo: Christine Valkenberg Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire via kikirpa.be

Matching umbrella with attire. Basque bodice and bustle skirt. Photo: Christine Valkenberg Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire via kikirpa.be

Day dress, 1885From the Museu del Disseny

Day dress, 1885From the Museu del Disseny (Fripperies and Fobs)

TRAINED SILK BROCADE and VELVET BUSTLE DRESS, 1880s. One-piece sapphire blue velvet with collar, cuff and front skirt panel of grey and mauve striped silk with cream floral brocade, trimmed with double blue satin ruffle, pierced buttons with cut steels.

TRAINED SILK BROCADE and VELVET BUSTLE DRESS, One-piece sapphire blue velvet with collar, cuff and front skirt panel of grey and mauve striped silk with cream floral brocade, trimmed with double blue satin ruffle, pierced buttons with cut steels.

Dress, diagonal back view Date: ca. 1900 Culture: American Medium: silk Accession Number: 1979.346.207 Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dress, diagonal back view Date: ca. 1900 Culture: American Medium: silk Accession Number: Metropolitan Museum of Art

1885 Fashion Mannequin By John Burbidge   I've noticed from studying a number of actual dresses from this period that the trim is often similar to trim we now use for draperies and upholstery.

1885 Fashion Mannequin by John Burbidge. figure, period accurate 1885 visiting dress created and hand sewn by fashion designer John Burbidge

American,  wool and silk, 1887

Dress Date: ca. 1887 Culture: American Medium: wool, silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 22 in. cm) Length at Side Seam (b): 43 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Anne L. Maxwell, in memory of her mother, Julia H. Lawrence, 1989 Accession Number: b

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