Antique Victorian 1880s bustle dress. Two piece skirt and bodice gown. Light Blue & Green checker strip silk taffeta with Royal Blue velvet accents. Skirt has double bustle. The skirt is a bustle skirt there are fossil stays on the inside of the skirt that can be tied to create the bustle these are in good to excellent condition. Velvet accent on the side of the skirt. Pleating around lower skirt. Bodice is fitted with pleated tail. Front has royal blue velvet. Neck and Sleeves are lace. Front has 21 fancy buttons, all are present. They are brass with rhinestones. Six stays in the bodice and lined in polished cotton. The skirt is also lined. Overall Condition is good. Bodice Condition: Some underarm discoloration, very light. There are underarm “pads” These are discolored on the bottom. The fabric has faded with time. On the back side of the bodice you can see the original color. The checker stripes were much more blue then green. The lace at neck and arms is excellent, no rips, one small darker spot on one arm cuff. No rips or tears on the bodice. Bodice is in excellent condition. Skirt Condition: The bottom of the skirt has some staining may be water stain. There are no other stains. There is one rip in the skirt where it attaches to the blue velvet. No other rips in the skirt proper. The waist has some damage. In place the silk taffeta material is ripped at the waist line I have take some photos of this. The dress was from a private collection. Please contact me for cost. 15 1/2 inches from armpit to armpit across the front of the bodice. 21 inches from shoulder to Velvet cuff, does not include lace. 17 inches from bottom of collar to bottom of bodice. 13 1/2 inches around neck. The item “Antique Victorian 1860s Silk Taffeta And Velvet Dress With Bustle” is in sale since Thursday, October 25, 2018. This item is in the category “Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Women’s Vintage Clothing\Dresses”. The seller is “buriedtreasure303″ and is located in Castle Rock, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Philippines, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Russian federation.
- Size Type: Petites
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Decade: Pre 1890
- Original/Reproduction: Original