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Robe de promenade - 1875 saw skirts slimmed down with the skirt low and close to the body, often, but not always, with a bustle.

This is my wife Annie, in a beautiful dress. Her waist is so thin because she is wearing a corset, but I don't think, she likes wearing it because it is uncomfortable...

Alice Regnault was admired by Kenard Conley./// French theater star - and famed beauty - Alice Regnault, Paris ca.

Die modenwelt 1878

Die modenwelt 1878

Every year the skirts become narrower and the bodices longer.  By 1879, the fan skirt was the mode.  The back of the skirt is confined to just about knee height, and then allowed to flow out in a full, fan-shaped train.  Petticoats, and even hoops, were required to hold the "fan" in a good shape.

Every year the skirts become narrower and the bodices longer. By 1879, the fan skirt was the mode. The back of the skirt is confined to just about knee height, and then allowed to flow out in a full, fan-shaped train. Petticoats, and even hoops, were required to hold the "fan" in a good shape.

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I originally intended for my cotton bustle dress to be one of many historic costuming projects I would undertake this year, but with all .

1881 evening gowns- I think I could rock this without the bustle- I've got enough junk in my trunk!

1881 evening gowns- Natural form era fashion in detail by Truly Victorian. I think I could rock this without the bustle- I've got enough junk in my trunk!

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