Wednesday, April 9, 2014

1880's Bustle Outfit

From the seller:

A striking 1880’s two piece silk and printed velvet dress. The dress is a dark gray silk and the velvet inserts are made of navy blue and red checked velvet. The photos do not show the true colors. The front of the bodice has a velvet insert. The bodice is lined with cotton and has a hidden front button closure. The skirt has two wide panels of velvet and a bustled back. The skirt is lined with cotton. The dress is being offered in as found condition for study or pattern. There is some mild underarm discoloration and the lining in the skirt is splitting. (See photo.) There are two missing buttons on the bodice. The silk and velvet fabrics are in good condition. Bust 34 Waist 24 ½ Skirt length 39.

From Me:

It's rare that the cotton gives out long before the silk does. Interesting!

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