Waisted Efforts

Victorian: Bustles 1869-1876 and 1883-1888

Pictures of the Bustle dresses I have done. The early bustle period from 1969-1876 featured large, round bustles often with hoops at the bottom for the fuller skirts.  These dresses feature a lot of soft trimming like ruffles and fringe.  The late bustle period from 1883-1888, features a larger, shelf-like bustle, draped in more tailored lines and fabrics.