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Havana Taffeta Bustle Overskirt

Havana Taffeta Bustle Overskirt
C.1868-1870. A late 1860's overskirt which forshawdows the bustled skirt styles of the 1870's.
This short overskirt would have drawn attention to the back of the skirt, creating a bustle effect and most likely would have been worn with a crinolette. It's made from Havana colored silk taffeta, with silk fringe and silk velvet trim. It fastens at the front. Waist approx. 26"- 28".
(Formerly L. Hidic)