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The Way We Wore: Victorian - Bustle in Portraits, Photos, and Prints

Evening gowns, 1883.

Evening toilettes - ID: 804630 - NYPL Digital Gallery

Portrait of a young woman with parasol, 1880s.

Patent application for a maternity corset, American, 1877.

File:USpatent186258 1877.png - Wikimedia Commons

Ad for a maternity corset, German, July 1889.

File:UmstandsKorsett.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

Tournure, French, 1877. "Ever wondered what, if anything, went under a Natural Form Era skirt? Here's your answer! Peterson's Magazine tells you all about what Parisian women prefer under their skirts in August, 1877 so that you, too, can have that wonderfully flat figure as well! Thanks, Peterson's!"

The Milliner and Dressmaker, March 1870.


"New styles for spring bonnets and hats", c. 1870.

From a patent application for an "abdominal supporter" for pregnant women, 1876.