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Silk and velvet bustle dress with 2 bodices, ca. 1885. Chestnut faille and brown velvet with peplum bodice trimmed with ball fringe and button front. Skirt has front pleats flanked by ruched velvet, velvet hip panels with heavy cord fringe, and cord & silk medallions, all lined in tan cotton. Second bodice has lacing velvet sleeves and velvet collar. Whitaker Auctions
Woman's afternoon dress: bodice, skirt, and cape Date: ca. 1860 Media: Silk Rep, Silk Fringe, Velvet Ribbon, And Embroidered Lace Accession Number: 48.20.1a-c Burgundy 3-piece dress:fitted boned bodice, full-length underskirt and shorter overskirt. Sleeves flare from elbow bow. High neckline trimmed with detatchable lace collar. Fringe and velvet ribbon trim bodice front, sleeve hems and hem of overskirt.
Reception gown, Jane E. Turner, New York, 1877. Two-piece dress of claret-colored velvet and taffeta with bustle and train. Self-covered buttons at center front with detail embroidery. Asymmetrically trimmed with draped swags, knotted cotton fringe and self-fabric bows. Hand- and machine-sewn. Miss Turner charged the client $128.33 for the dress, which she wore at a White House reception. Minnesota Historical Society
Dress, British, circa 1880. Two or three pieces (bodice, skirt, collar which may or may not be attached to bodice). Silk grosgrain figured with roses, trimmed with lace and satin ribbon. Asymmetrical skirt is unusual in a late bustle-style garment. Via Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum, Tokyo.
Two-piece dress, 1870. Pale blue silk. Bodice has button-down front with tiny dark blue crocheted buttons. Longer in back & pleated at side hips. Pleated pocket on side. Bustle skirt with draping and shirring. Slit up front to show ruffles and pleating of alternating shades of blue. Bright red silk trim around jacket, pocket, collar, sleeve edges, & ruffles. Fabric rosettes. Blue silk fringe at bodice & bustle. Towson Univ. Dep't of Theater Arts
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Dress, flounce and ruche detail of 1760s made gown of very fine silk (lustring). The small flower pattern in off-white woven into the pale blue background suggests a date of around 1755 for the fabric, though the gown was made possibly a decade later. Museum of London