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This is a nice example of an early bustle day dress worn for promenading and visiting. Skirt decoration in this period was often achieved by using two separate skirts, with an overskirt being the main source of decoration and the puffing for the bustle

American walking dress, c. 1864, of blue watered silk, trimmed with black lace, white ribbon, and jet beads. metal rings sewn into the seams are designed to be used with a skirt lifting device to raise the skirt into swags over an underskirt.  Photo copyright of The Met,

American walking dress, c. of blue watered silk, trimmed with black lace, white ribbon, and jet beads. metal rings sewn into the seams are designed to be used with a skirt lifting device to raise the skirt into swags over an underskirt.

Circa 1885 cotton Walking Dress by Louise Koenmann, French. Label: "Louise Koenmann, 11 rue du 29 Jullet, Paris."

1885 French walking dress in cotton. Not a big fan of the print, but I love the style - and it's the first time I've seen something similar in cotton

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Looks Inspired By Books ~ The Parasol Protectorate Omnibus Vol. "Alexia" 1870 Dinner Dress Metropolitan Museum of Art

Silk Dress -- 1877-1879 -- American -- The Metropolitan Museum Of Art Costume Institute

Silk Dress — 1877-1879 — American — The Metropolitan Museum Of Art Costume Institute

Silk Dress -- -- American -- The Metropolitan Museum Of Art Costume Institute - I really like the bustle on this.

Afternoon dress Design House: Augustine Martin & Company Designer: Augustine Martin (French) Date: ca. 1885 Culture: French Medium: silk

Afternoon dress Augustine Martin & Company Designer: Augustine Martin (French) Date: ca. 1885 Culture: French Medium: silk The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dress Date: ca. 1870–1880 Media: Pale Olive Green Taffeta, Damask, And Sateen Accession Number: 52.12.1a-b Cuirasse style bodice, central panel of figured blue-green silk, attatched lace collar. Overskirt of figured silk attatches to bodice and is elaborately draped at the back. Trimmed with chenille fringe. Underskirt of olive taffeta, ruched, trained and trimmed with pleated flounces. For a large bustle.

FCBTC / Dress ca. Pale olive green taffeta, damask, and sateen. Cuirasse style bodice, central panel of figured blue-green silk, attatched lace collar. Overskirt of figured silk attatches to bodice and is elaborately draped at the back.

Walking dress in two parts (bodice and skirt), Italian manufacture, c. 1897-98, at the Pitti Palace Costume Gallery. Via Europeana Fashion.

Walking dress in two parts (bodice and skirt), Italian manufacture, c. at the Pitti Palace Costume Gallery. Via Europeana Fashion. The hat and the collar

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