The crinoline went out of fashion quite dramatically about 1868. The lengths of skirt that used to fall over the crinoline were gathered up at the back over a bustle. This ensemble characterises the new style of fashionable women’s dress. It has an over-skirt and the bodice now extends below the waist. The inside of the skirt has a series of tapes, which enable it to be tied up for walking outdoors.


  • Title: Dress
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1868/1869
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Provenance: Given by Miss E. Beard
  • Medium: Silk and wool faced with silk, trimmed with silk fringe, lined with glazed cotton, reinforced with whalebone, machine and hand sewn

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