Bustle Date: ca. 1885 Culture: American Medium: linen, metal Dimensions: 25 in. cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Louise M.
By fashionable dress outline changed to an exaggerated derriere and flattening at the front. Half-crinolines or crinolettes marked a mid-point between cage crinolines and bustles. They often had extra loops of steel which acted as a bustle.