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Sleeve supports Date: 1890s http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/83088?rpp=20&pg=1&ao=on&ft=sleeve%2Bsupports&pos=3&imgNo=0&tabName=related-objects #1800s #1890s #victorian #sleeve support #undergarment #fashion

theeverydaygoth: vicfangirlguide: ‘The New Phantom’ steel wire bustle from 1884 which was designed to minimize discomfort as it compressed when the wearer sat down and sprang back out when they stood up. A variation of this design was released for Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in 1887. It was fitted with a musical box which played ‘God Save the Queen’ every time the wearer sat down. I want ‘God Save the Queen’ to play whenever I sit down.

Dress of silk moiré. Site gives date as "1900s," but the sleeves say 1890s. Click through for huge, hi-def image. Collection of Alexandre Vassiliev via RussModa magazine