Natural form bustle gown, 1876.



Natural form bustle gown, 1876. Made for warm weather, possibly in the daytime. White cotton gauze over brushed cotton. Basque bodice opens in inverted V over hips and is edged with needle lace. Sleeves heavily ruched w/self-lace insertions, ending in self-flounced ruffles edged w/lace ruffles.

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