‘midget’ bustle

Description
This is a ‘midget’ bustle or dress improver. The fashion for draping fabric at the back of the skirt really began in the 1860s. At this stage, the ‘tournure’ was developed to attach to the crinoline and give additional support for the fabric at the back.
Accession Loan No.
2/1963/1
Collection Class
Clothing and accessories
Common Name
‘midget’ bustle
Simple Name
bustle
Full Name
‘midget’ bustle
Dimensions
whole H 100 mm; whole width 220 mm; whole depth 150 mm
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
Production Date
c 1885
Production Year Low
1880
Production Year High
1890
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Production Area Region
Northern Europe
Production Continent
Europe
Family Group

Material
cotton (glazed); metal

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