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Dress ca. 1875 From the Museum of Applied Arts

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Hungarian court dress ca. 1870 From the Museum of Applied Arts

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Blue and white challis walking gown, ca. 1875. Long bodice with double row of buttons to each side and white piping. Ruched and gathered skirt over wired bustle. Kerry Taylor Auctions/Invaluable

Circa 1880 silk and velvet bustle dress with fringe, claret-colored ottoman with self-piping, lace, and crenelated trim at neck, Bib front and cuff, floral cut velvet bodice, and skirt front panel. Draped skirt trimmed in chenille fringe and pointed pleats, crocheted buttons, and polished cotton lining. Via Whitaker Auctions.

Walking dress, Mme. Cridon, Paris, 1885. Wool & silk. Bodice has opening in front to reveal underbodice resembling a man’s waistcoat, which is attached to the outer jacket at side seam. Bustle skirt with draped overskirt; steel hoops & tapes in back of underskirt to pull it into shape over bustle pad. Hem reaches top of wearer’s shoes, making it easier to walk in than a trained skirt. Victoria & Albert Museum

Ensemble, House of Redfern, Paris, circa 1887-1889. Wool, silk, cotton, metallic thread | Met

Day dress, England, ca. 1885. Olive green corded silk patterned in cut velvet & matching satin. Fitted bodice & bustled skirt with small train. Bodice of patterned cut velvet with central satin panel & center front opening of fabric-covered buttons. Skirt with alternating panels of satin and patterned cut velvet, with side satin panels draped towards the bustled back. Hem trimmed with pleated satin and elaborate layers of peaked fabric. Powerhouse Museum

Bodice detail, open-weave linen dress, c. 1884, with corseted bodice trimmed with maroon velvet and metallic beading; the brown faille skirt is draped with matching linen forming a bustle in back and apron drapery in front. Labeled label Mrs. E. Donigan / 109 W. 12th St., N.Y. Charleston Museum

Swedish, ca. 1876-1880. Nordic Museum

SILK and VELVET BUSTLE DRESS with TWO BODICES, c. 1885 (side)

Dress, Afternoon Augustine Martin & Company Designer: Augustine Martin (French) Date: ca. 1885 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 27 1/2 in. (69.9 cm) Length at CB (b): 43 in. (109.2 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Lillian E. Glenn Peirce, 1948 Accession Number: 2009.300.683a, b

1887 American wool travelling dress.

Dress, ca. 1880-90, dark wine-coloured velvet. Long-waisted bodice laced down front with high collar and red satin facing. Skirt has large bustle and pleats at side, both heavily decorated with red glass beads and bugles.

Day dress, ca. 1885-90. Blue silk with woven stripes of red, blue, and light blue, blue cord, and glass beads. Boned bodice lined in beige cotton, asymmetrically-draped skirt in brown cotton. Hem reinforced with black linen. Mode Museum, Antwerp

1890-1900 Norfolk Jacket. Tweed with sateen and cotton lining, horn, hand- and machine-sewn. V&A T.356&A-1984.

Walking suit, Redfern, London, ca. 1890s. Two pieces, heavy wool trimmed in black soutache. Collar may originally have been covered (with fur?). Both pieces lined with black-, pink-, and yellow-striped silk. svpmeow/ebay

Evening dress, French, About 1893, Charles Frederick Worth, MFA Boston