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Took a wrong turn in the city yesterday n fell in love with the area I got lost in... Beautiful old brownstones everywhere! Gorgeous architecture... I was in double door heaven!!

c. 1870 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.

Wedding dress, ca. 1870. Irish. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund, 1922 (2009.300.1664)

Wedding gown, circa 1880s. Heavy ivory silk with beads. Silk-lined bodice has net sleeves trimmed with cream-colored bugle beads and pearls. Originally in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum. Via svpmeow1/ebay.

Front of Vintage Wedding Dress $1000-$1500 Handmade bobbin & Pt de Gaz needle lace c. 1860-1870, possibly a veil remade into wedding gown c. 1940. BROOKLYN MUSEUM

<3 Vintage Fashion: 1870s-1880s [{Wedding Ensemble} MANUFACTURER: Courvoisier DATE: 1870 CULTURE: American MEDIUM: silk, leather CREDIT: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Charles Iseley, 1964.]

Dress. Date: ca. 1885. Culture: American. Medium: silk, rhinestones, metal. Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 23 in. (58.4 cm). Length at CB (b): 43 in. (109.2 cm).