Mina's Blue/Green Gown from Dracula.  I love the costumes in this film, but the movie is supposed to take place in 1897, and the bustle-era costumes on Mina are from about 10-15 years EARLIER, while her best friend Lucy has styles more typical of the 1890s, with a weird modern edge.

FCBTC / Mina's dress, worn in Bram Stoker's Dracula, Eiko Ishioka. Art Direction by Andrew Precht. Set Decoration by Garrett Lewis. Costume Design by Eiko Ishioka.

Day ensemble, 1880. Cotton print. Basque bodice and bustle skirt. Matching umbrella. Photo: Christine Valkenberg Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire via kikirpa.be

Basque bodice and bustle skirt. Photo: Christine Valkenberg Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire via kikirpa.be I LOVE the Polka Dots

Reception gown, Jane E. Turner, New York, 1877. Two-piece dress of claret-colored velvet and taffeta with bustle and train. Self-covered buttons at center front with detail embroidery. Asymmetrically trimmed with draped swags, knotted cotton fringe and self-fabric bows. Hand- and machine-sewn. Miss Turner charged the client $128.33 for the dress, which she wore at a White House reception. Minnesota Historical Society

Reception gown, Jane E. Turner, New York, Two-piece dress of claret-colored velvet and taffeta with bustle and train. Self-covered buttons at center front with detail embroidery.

WORTH TRAINED and BEADED SATIN BUSTLE DRESS, 1880s 2-piece sapphire blue silk, boned bodice covered in black tulle studded with beads and sequins. Woven Petersham label. (Bodice restyled: sleeves replaced, velvet trim added, tarnish to sequins, bodice lining torn, wear and repair at hem). Whitaker Auctions.

sapphire blue silk, boned bodice covered in black tulle studded with beads and sequins.

Centennial ball gown, ca. 1876. Many party guests wore Colonial attire. Old silk in storage was remodeled into new clothes.This is a mix: half 18th century  half Victorian. Bodice, reconstructed with Victorian boning  petersham, retains original sleeves. Petticoat was remade into bustle shape. Pale peach taffeta hand-embroidered with ivory silk floss medallions. Some of them were cut out of extra fabric and appliquéd as borders around the neckline and sleeves. Vintage Textile

Centennial ball gown, ca. Many party guests wore Colonial attire. Old silk in storage was remodeled into new clothes.This is a mix: half century half Victorian.

1883

Another beautiful dress that a young Eliza would have loved Day Dress from Galliera musee de la Mode de la Ville de Paris.

Walking suit ca. 1870s. Two-piece visiting dress in 2 shades of gray silk faille. Skirt has short train and is worn with bustle. Triangular pocket on right side of skirt, trimmed with buttons & cord lacing, was designed to hold parasol. Indianapolis Museum of Art:

Walking suit, Two-piece visiting dress in 2 shades of gray silk faille. Skirt has short train and is worn with bustle. Triangular pocket on right side of skirt, trimmed with buttons & cord lacing, was designed to hold parasol. Indianapolis Museum of Art

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