"Set of 10 1880's fashion cards. Ranging from the fishtail bustle to the balance a tea tray on your butt bustle. Wonderful colours and styles. This set is great for the history and vintage fashion buff or those who just love beauty. These images were taken from fashion magazines of the period. The cards are printed on warm white 80 lb cover stock and come with matching envelopes. They are available in three sizes- 3.5\" x 5\" when folded, 4.25\" x 5.5\" when folded, and 5\" x 7\" when folded. yo
SILK FAILLE BUSTLE DRESS, 1868-1872 November 2, 2011 NYC New York City 3-piece cocoa brown & chestnut brown: peplum bodice, bell skirt & bustle overskirt, trimmed w/ ruffles, small & large functional & decorative buttons embroidered w/ stars, ruched bands & fringed bows, muslin bodice lining, glazed cotton & buckram skirt lining, B 35”, W 23.5”, (1 large skirt button missing, few seam areas unstitched, some ruched bands missing & unstitched, few small splits in bustle overskirt & 1 brown pea ...
c. 1885. This elegant bustle dress displays a dense pattern of violets springing from a bed of vine leaves. The design would have been woven by a powered jacquard loom and is an example of good commercially produced fabric. The floral design complements the construction of this dress, accentuating the closely fitted lines of the bodice and drapery on the front of the skirt.