Dress, British, ca. 1880. Two or three pieces (bodice, skirt, collar which may or may not be attached to bodice). Silk grosgrain figured with roses, trimmed with lace & satin ribbon. Asymmetrical skirt is unusual in a late bustle-style garment. Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum, Tokyo

Dress, British, ca. 1880. Two or three pieces (bodice, skirt, collar which may or may not be attached to bodice). Silk grosgrain figured with roses, trimmed with lace & satin ribbon. Asymmetrical skirt is unusual in a late bustle-style garment. Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum, Tokyo

Beige and green silk and olive green velvet dress, with beading and black lace trim (back), British, ca. 1878. Label: "Elise, 170 Regent St., London"

Beige and green silk and olive green velvet dress, with beading and black lace trim (back), British, ca. 1878. Label: "Elise, 170 Regent St., London"

Understanding the Burnous Pleat. Just about every skirt from 1887 - 1888 has some kind of drape created by this form of pleat - via Truly Victorian blog

Understanding the Burnous Pleat. Just about every skirt from 1887 - 1888 has some kind of drape created by this form of pleat - via Truly Victorian blog

Inside the bustle: American Duchess: V346: How to Make a Victorian Bustle - Pattern and Instructions

Inside the bustle: American Duchess: V346: How to Make a Victorian Bustle - Pattern and Instructions

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