Image of woman in velvet dress, from top of glove box | c. 1880s (1886?)

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.

EXTREME beaded cape | Met Museum | c. 1887

EXTREME beaded cape | Met Museum | c. 1887

Dress || Met Museum || 1880

Dress || Met Museum || 1880

Wedding corset, V&A, 1887

After making corsets myself, this level of workmanship and skill blows my mind.

Wedding corset, V&A, 1887

After making corsets myself, this level of workmanship and skill blows my mind.

highvictoriana:

La Mode illustrée. Revue de la Mode. Dec 7, 1884.

highvictoriana:

La Mode illustrée. Revue de la Mode. Dec 7, 1884.

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Wedding dress (Parisian) | c. 1882 | Les Arts Décoratifs
That hem is amazing!

Wedding dress (Parisian) | c. 1882 | Les Arts Décoratifs

That hem is amazing!

fripperiesandfobs:

Worth ball gown, 1888
From MCNY

fripperiesandfobs:

Worth ball gown, 1888

From MCNY

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legrandcirque:

Miss Emma Nevada packing a snowball. New York City, 1883-1890.

treselegant:

legrandcirque:

Miss Emma Nevada packing a snowball. New York City, 1883-1890.

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foxwants:

by House of Worth

foxwants:

by House of Worth

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