Women have worn variations of hoopskirt undergarments to hold their skirts extended into fashionable shapes during several historical periods. Known as…
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c. 1870-80 Summary description “Bustle crinoline - Made from red wool tabby lined with cream wool twill with nine sprung steel three quarter hoops, five wider hoops around the hem and 7 narrow part hoops for the bustle. It is marked ‘Paris Prize Duplex’ No. 376, crown and ‘Trade Mark’. (female) (foundation garments)” Provenance Charles Paget Wade Collection, Snowshill Manor .