Bustle gown with ball and dinner bodices, by Charles Frederick Worth, c. 1885, Vintage Textile. Silk brocade, silk satin, cotton lace. The fabric has stalks of grain and large blossoms, common motifs in Worth's designs. Acquired by the Phoenix Art Museum Collection in 2007 for the exhibit "After Dark: 100 Years of the Evening Dress." See VintageTextile.com on Facebook.
Grand Wedding Gown from Paris, 1883. one-piece ivory silk faille having boned polonaise bodice with 3/4 sleeve trimmed in heavy chenille fringe with white beads. Closed on front with hooks and eyes and 10 ivory buttons. Underskirt draped in angled wide pleats over rows of ruffles comprised of pointed pleats, train edged in pleated ruffles and lace. Stiffened underskirt and attached bustle pad."Robes & Manteaux * Mme Biasse & Co. * Rue St-Honoré 398 Paris." antique-gown.com
1880- 1882: Victorian fashion plate, illustration from (unknown) book. Grey cotton day dress with cuirasse bodice and ruched, draped and pleated skirt, sewn to white cotton ground with grey and red frills at hem. Tie back skirts.