A very showy 3-piece copper brown to blue changeable silk bustle dress that is trimmed in a vibrant blue gimp and a copper knotted fringe.
Lovely silk satin ribbon and bow accents to the modified coat sleeves, the pleated tail, and in the bunting of the overskirt. The lined underskirt has alternating silk satin flounces above the hem. The lined and stayed bodice has blue and copper passementerie buttons to the front closure, drop shoulder seams, and a V back construction.
A striking post Civil War transitional period bustle dress, circa 1869.
The 1869 Fashion Plate to the left shows the fabulous style of this early bustle gown.
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