Victorian bustle reproduction from period 1869-1876, made by Angela Mombers
Evening or dinner dress, Mme. Gabrielle, Paris, ca. early 1870s. Mme. Gabrielle, while not as well-known now, was as respected in her day as Charles Worth and other top Parisian designers. Charleston Museum Tumblr
TRAINED SILK BROCADE and VELVET BUSTLE DRESS, 1880s. One-piece sapphire blue velvet with collar, cuff and front skirt panel of grey and mauve striped silk with cream floral brocade, trimmed with double blue satin ruffle, pierced buttons with cut steels.