Bustle day dress

made from patterned silk

Period: around 1883

A light blue and cream patterned silk was chosen for this simple bustle day dress from the Victorian era.
The lower skirt is covered with three pleated flounces, the upper skirt is divided in the centre and gathered in several parts at the back. There is a further underskirt and a steel bustle underneath the two skirts.
The tight-fitting jacket is fastened with numerous antique buttons. The dress is worn with a corset.
Contemporary engravings and original patterns were used as models.

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