1874 Princess Velvet & Silk Bustle Gown:This bustle gown is from a very short period of time. These became popular in 1874 and the design only lasted a few years. This dress is made of velvet, silk fabric, beads, and blond lace.
Walking suit, Two-piece visiting dress in 2 shades of gray silk faille. Skirt has short train and is worn with bustle. Triangular pocket on right side of skirt, trimmed with buttons & cord lacing, was designed to hold parasol. Indianapolis Museum of Art