Sunday, September 28, 2014

1880's Bustle Gown

From the seller:

An elegant 1880’s tan silk bustle dress that is accented with bands of brown and black pin stripe silk. The bodice has a long hip peplum and long center back panels. The bodice is lined with cotton and has a front button closures. The front panel on the skirt has ruching and bands of stripe silk. The hemline has two wide ruffles. The back of the skirt has a draped bustle panel. The skirt is lined with cotton. The dress is in good and sturdy condition. There is light underarm discoloration, a few tiny age spots and a couple of thin line soil marks on the shoulders and a few slightly larger then pencil tip size holes. None of the flaws are major and do not distract from the overall appearance. A very attractive display dress. Bust 34 Waist 24 ½ Skirt length 40.

From Me:

The display looks odd and I'm not a fan of the color but who doesn't like bustle dresses?


  1. I can't figure out what's wrong with it, but it looks very odd. Maybe the skirt is hiked up to her armpits?

    I like it anyway. Subdued is my kind of color. :-)

    1. I think it just as a pillow stuffed under the dress to give it that bustle puff - but because it's a pillow, it's causing the dress to puff out in the front and sides as well.