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1866 Cage Crinoline

1866 Cage Crinoline
Large, dated, 1866 crinoline. Typical mid 1860's elliptical cage crinoline with the emphasizes on the back of the skirt instead of earlier cages, where the hoops were perfectly round all around.
Crinolines came in all heights and sizes. This one had its waistband extended (very common to find), and is quite long in length. I'm 5'9" and it's the perfect length on me. quite large for day wear, the bottom hoop measures 120". To see a picture of how the hoop looks under a skirt, click here.
(L. Hidic)