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Olive green-brown moiré silk afternoon gown, ca. 1865. Attached bodice has ivory satin bands & fringing. Large ovoid skirt adorned with plaited ivory satin bands & floral rosettes, glass buttons that fasten, with matching belt. Kerry Taylor Auctions/Invaluable

Olive green-brown moiré silk afternoon gown, ca. Attached bodice has ivory satin bands & fringing. Large ovoid skirt adorned with plaited ivory satin bands & floral rosettes, glass buttons that fasten, with matching belt.

TAFFETA BUSTLE DRESS with BROCADE TRIM, c. 1880. 2-piece chestnut brown silk having long peplum bodice trimmed in brown and blue striped floral brocade, piped stand collar and cuff, brass buttons with cut steels, tiny pocket, skirt drawn to back away from front brocade panel with fancy box pleated ruffle, brown cotton lining. B-34, W-22, skirt L-39 1/2.

Taffeta Bustle Dress with Brocade Trim, c. 1880 - Everytime I pin dresses like this I'm torn between wishing I lived back then so I could dress like this and being so thankful that I wasn't.

BROWN SILK BUSTLE DRESS, 1880s   Chocolate brown faille & brown velvet cut to copper satin in small grape clusters, bodice w/ copper round bead trim & ecru lace, pleated a-symmetrical skirt, silk fringe trim on 1 panel, B 33", W 25", Skirt L 42.5", (bodice altered from closed neck to V, lace damaged) very good.

BROWN SILK BUSTLE DRESS, Chocolate brown faille & brown velvet cut to copper satin in small grape clusters, bodice w/ copper round bead trim & ecru lace, pleated a-symmetrical skirt, silk fringe trim on 1 panel.

I would say "late Bustle Era" because of the style of the bodice( fitted french vest) and the detailing/rouching on the skirt. But Seller calls this "Edwardian,  Blue Gray Satin and vibrant blue Velveteen 2 piece Suit: Bodice and Skirt, Waist 26”, Bust 26”

Edwardian Blue Satin and Velvet Walking Suit-NR

I would say "late Bustle Era" because of the style of the bodice( fitted french vest) and the detailing/rouching on the skirt. But Seller calls this "Edwardian, Blue Gray Satin and vibrant blue Velveteen 2 piece Suit: Bodice and Skirt, Waist Bust

Chocolate brown taffeta gown, American, ca. 1883. Jacket-like bodice with pierced gilt metal floral buttons, fob pocket to waist, tabbed hem and cuffs, and pleated fan-effect tail over the bustle; the draped skirt with tabs also the "apron" front, heavily pleated hem, lined in brown cotton. Kerry Taylor Auctions

Chocolate brown taffeta gown, American, ca. 1883. Jacket-like bodice with pierced gilt metal floral buttons, fob pocket to waist, tabbed hem and cuffs, and pleated fan-effect tail over the bustle; the draped skirt with tabs also the "apron" front, heavily pleated hem, lined in brown cotton. Kerry Taylor Auctions

Winter reception dress, 1880. Multi-colored jacket with black velvet floral pattern. Closes with 14 hand-painted bone buttons; 3-button closure on sleeves. Small bustle with poofs,  drapes, & green bow. Bottom edge has fringe with bow pattern. Brown polished cotton lining; interior belt. Green silk skirt with medium train. Flare at back of train over layer of ruffle-edged silk. Loose drapes & 2 layers of green silk ruffles. Kentucky Historical Society

Winter reception dress, 1880. Multi-colored jacket with black velvet floral pattern. Closes with 14 hand-painted bone buttons; 3-button closure on sleeves. Small bustle with poofs, drapes, & green bow. Bottom edge has fringe with bow pattern. Brown polished cotton lining; interior belt. Green silk skirt with medium train. Flare at back of train over layer of ruffle-edged silk. Loose drapes & 2 layers of green silk ruffles. Kentucky Historical Society

Two-piece dress, ca. 1880s, of brown silk faille with thick cord weave. Bodice buttons close in front, lined in cotton, with rear in button-trimmed bustle back. Skirt is in layers of matching fabric, heavily ruffled in bottom sweep. Double apron drapes in front; rear ruched and in waterfall bustle style with full poof volume. jamiexmas/ebay

Two-piece dress, ca. 1880s, of brown silk faille with thick cord weave. Bodice buttons close in front, lined in cotton, with rear in button-trimmed bustle back. Skirt is in layers of matching fabric, heavily ruffled in bottom sweep. Double apron drapes in front; rear ruched and in waterfall bustle style with full poof volume. jamiexmas/ebay

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