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Bustle Dress, 1870-6 Dark Purple Satin Bustle Dress With Ruffles On Underskirt and Fringe On Over skirt. Very Large Size

Bustle Dress, 1870-6 Dark Purple Satin Bustle Dress With Ruffles On Underskirt and Fringe On Over skirt. Very Large Size

Ensemble | American | The Met

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Cream and red spotted wool waistcoat, by J. Busvine & Co, 1890s. Belonged to Alexandra, Princess of Wales. Collection of Fashion Museum Bath.

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Cream and red spotted wool waistcoat, by J. Busvine & Co, 1890s. Belonged to Alexandra, Princess of Wales. Collection of Fashion Museum Bath.

Dress | American or European | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Our New Clothes: Acquisitions of the 1990s," April 6, 1999–August 22, 1999.The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Costume in the Age of Ingres," September 9, 1999–November 21, 1999

1888, Afternoon dress. Silk, linen, cotton. The Met.

Afternoon dress | American | The Met

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

printed cotton day dress, circa 1855, with roller-printed design of small blue flowerheads and foliage, fan pleats falling from the shoulders coverge into shirring at the front waist, flounces to sleeves and skirt, together with a white trellis-weave muslin summer gown late 1850s-early 1860s, with wide pagoda sleeves, straight waistline, trimmed with blue ribbons and bows, ruffles to hem

A printed cotton day dress, circa 1855, with

A printed cotton day dress, circa 1855, with roller-printed design of small blue flowerheads and foliage, fan pleats falling from the shoulders coverge into shirring at the front waist, flounces to sleeves and skirt, bust 81cm, 32in, waist 61cm, 24in; together with a white trellis-weave muslin summer gown late 1850s-early 1860s, with wide pagoda sleeves, straight waistline, trimmed with blue ribbons and bows, ruffles to hem, bust 76cm, 30in, waist 56cm, 22in (2)

Cotton Print Bustle Dress, 1870s, Augusta Auctions, April 8, 2015 NYC, Lot 100

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1880, America - Woman's dress - Silk and apaca figured weave, silk lace, silk chiffon, cotton twill lining, whalebone, and button closures

Woman's dress

1880, America - Woman's dress - Silk and apaca figured weave, silk lace, silk chiffon, cotton twill lining, whalebone, and button closures

Cotton Dress, 1841-1844

For the Bronte-along blogged here from the met museum