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    • Bustles

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    • From Corsets and Crinolines. The early bustle line, draped over the old hoop skirt, is now reshaped to a flat front with an extension in back. Gradually the extension becomes smaller and is shaped by a wire form. Sometimes stiff horsehair ruffles...
    • Bustles

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    • From Corsets and Crinolines. The bustle returns. This 1885 example is made of fabric boned for stiffness. Others are shelflike, jutting out sharply at the waist
    • Walking Suit

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    • From Changing Fashions. Tailoring details as described in Gody's 1869: Corsages are of medium length and round at the waist. Shoulder seams are short and high. The two darts in each front are short but made very deep to make an easy tapering...
    • Dinner Dress

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    • From Changing Fashions. Silver blue and pale peach striped silk was pleated, puffed, knotted, looped, twisted and draped to confect this dinner dress. Further elaboration was added in the form of gold silk taffeta ruching, machine-made lace, silk...
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    • Detail. Back view of a ruffled evening dress. Black velvet ribbons are tied at the wrist and neck. Collection of Mme. Poiret, Paris
    • Beach Scene

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    • Soft, draped effects decorate these beach costumes. The skirts look almost like period lampshades. The matching jacket is loose fitting and hip length
    • Corsets

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    • From Corsets and Crinolines. Typical of 1875 is the very rounded shape of the corset and the bust pad
    • L'Assommoir

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    • An apronlike effect is created by the extended bodice, which is then draped back into a soft bustle effect
    • Afternoon dresses

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    • From Mrs. Shield's Monthly Journal. The new narrow line of the mermaid silhouette. Shoulders are more square. Bustles are removed for a brief period from 1878 to 1881

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