Friday, December 5, 2014

1870's Bustle Era Striped Outfit

From the seller:

This auction is for an original lady's high-style bustle Reception Dress from around 1875. Whatever you could possibly want in a bustle dress, you'll find in this one! Lace, Buttons, bows, fringe, jet, name it! It's an excellent example of High Victorian glamour! Use it for inspiration for your own period ensemble! Please note the brooch is not included.

Condition: There is wear to thew blue stripes, breakdown to the silk under the arms and at the opening in the skirt back. It can be displayed to minimize these issues. One missing button and a missing lace cuff. Still strong enough for display and Inspiration!

Measurements : bust- 37 inches, waist- 29 inches, front length- 38 inches

From Me:

I love that it's a larger size as well as the fantastic beading along the bottom. See, ladies? You don't need a ton of trim to make an impact.


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    1. It really just looks smart - nothing too frothy or over the top. Just a few cool details to make the outfit stand out a bit.