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Satin Wedding Corset | Chicago History Museum | c. 1884
Worth Dress | Met Museum | 1888
Velvet and Fur Carriage Boots | Shoe-Icons | c. 1880-1890
French hats | 1885
Dolman of Sophia of Sweden | Hallwylska museet | c. 1887
Looks a little late to be 1882..but possible, if she was a very fashion-forward woman!
Woolen dress | McCord Museum | 1880s
Image of woman in velvet dress, from top of glove box | c. 1880s (1886?)
La Mode Illustrée, September 1886
Day Dress | 1886 | Met Museum
I’m ending with the late bustle period, because it seems a good quitting place and is a fun juxtaposition with the requested early bustle period of the 1870s. Quite suddenly around 1883, bustles returned with a vengeance - but they were changed from the first bustle styles. These retained the slim, flat hips of the prior natural form period, creating a dramatic “shelf” at the back of a woman’s skirts that remained until the late 1880s, when it disappeared forever.