Bustle Date: ca. 1871 Culture: British Medium: cotton, metal Dimensions: Length at CB: 39 in. (99.1 cm)
worn by empress josephine
This corset and hoop skirt were commissioned by the Boston Museum of Fine Arts for display in the 2004-05 textile department exhibit "High Style and Hoop Skirts: Fashions of the 1850s". They are based on primary source research found in museums, private collections, and period advertisements. The drawers and shift are authentic garments from the MFA collection. Star Rabinowitz : Corset, 1858
Cage Crinoline Made Of Metal And Cotton - American c.1880's - The Metropolitan Museum Of Art
Slightly Steampunked Classic Lolita. I love the rich browns in this outfit.
Bustles, giving the period its name were attached to women over their undergarments and under their skirts to achieve the desired silhouette of the period