Parisian Fashion Plate | February 1865
Starting around 1865 (and especially in France, which tends to have all styles at least a season before everywhere else in Europe and beyond), the volume of a woman’s crinoline pushed backwards into what is called an elliptical hoop - this backward shift is the direct beginning of the early bustle style.

Parisian Fashion Plate | February 1865

Starting around 1865 (and especially in France, which tends to have all styles at least a season before everywhere else in Europe and beyond), the volume of a woman’s crinoline pushed backwards into what is called an elliptical hoop - this backward shift is the direct beginning of the early bustle style.