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Victorian fashion plate, Journal des Demoiselles 1887

Antique colored French Fashion Advertising plate print From The Journal des Demoiselles - french clothes, dress, corset,

Seaside bustle dress around 1884

Inspiration – Blue bustle gowns

Catálogo francês de saias em 1886.                                                                                                                                                                                 Mais

French catalog illustration, women's skirts, 1886 Victorian / steampunk bustle styles and over skirt inspiration

1865 Portrait of Countess Anna von Hallwyl by Boutibonne. Dress is by W. W. Ullberg & Comp.

Portrait of Countess Anna von Hallwyl, 1865 by Boutibonne. Dress, 1865 by W. (See comments below for links to portrait and dress) jαɢlαdy

Robe de réception ou de dîner, ca 1880

Circa 1880 silk and velvet bustle dress with fringe, claret-colored ottoman with self-piping, lace.

Though Victorian girls were taught to be demure, volumes of fabric used for each dress meant that they were conspicuous too! Victorian fashion was restraining, but also gave women a means to show a sexuality (i.e. an attractive appearance) in acceptable ways!

Though Victorian girls were taught to be demure, volumes of fabric used for each dress meant that they were conspicuous too! Victorian fashion was restraining, but also gave women a means to show a sexuality (i.e. an attractive appearance) in acceptable ways!

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