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Sleeve stay/structure construction

Clothes closet of a century Empress: Puffy sleeves - How to make them?

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Short "lobster tail' bustle in cotton and horsehair, The bustle’s inside with 6 metal whalebones and adjustments through laces

Heavy breathing. Look at those seams!

Two-piece ballgown, L. Hollander & Co., Boston, late Bodice has low neckline exposing shoulders, large oversized (gigot) velvet sleeves. Full skirt trimmed with 3 bands of velvet at bottom. Bodice hooks up front.

House of Rouff, Paris, ca. 1897. Silk twill and silk cut velvet on twill foundation. Los Angeles County Museum of Art

C 1896 House of Rouff, Paris, silk twill and silk cut velvet on twill foundation. Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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Tornüre. Amerika 1875 - 1887

This is a linen and metal bustle (Taylor's star folding bustle). Bustles of the Bustle Period were worn underneath dresses to create fullness of the backside area.

Corset-Mystere-Mme-Guillot-1908. Les Modes, décembre 1908

Les Modes Woman modelling a "corset mystere," lingerie for theater or for town, designed by Mme Guillot, photographed by Cheri-Rousseau and Glauth, from cover of French periodical LES MODES.Location:France Date taken:June 1908

Bustle, ca. 1885. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Fashion from the 1880s

Bustle (undergarment structure) - women in the Bustle Period would wear an undergarment support system under their skirt to create the desired bustle in the back that was popular at the time