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Dot Allen
Dot Allen • 1 year ago

1885 Carriage Ensemble, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In the Victorian era, riding in an open carriage was considered a social event, so one had to dress appropriately for it. Carriage ensembles had to not only protect against the cold, but they had to look good, as well.

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Ensemble Mme. Uoll Gross Date: ca. 1885 Culture: American Medium: silk, synthetic, jet, feather

c. 1889 The Met says: The bustle silhouette, although primarily associated with the second half of the 19th century, originated in earlier fashions as a simple bump at the back of the dress, such as with late 17th-early 18th century mantuas and late 18th- early 19th century Empire dresses.