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Striped taffeta day bustle dress

Striped taffeta day bustle dress
C. 1870- 1872. Purple striped silk taffeta bustle dress with grey irridescent sheen. Trimmed with silk hand tied fringe. Center front closure with hooks and hand sewn eyes. Fringe trimming at neckline and shoulder/ bustline. Nicely pleated, full skirt. Full length sleeves with fringe at cuffs. Bustle back with overskirt of bows trimmed with fringe, waist belt with mini bow at front waist. Back of bustle also trimmed with mini bow and gathered to drape nicley over skirt. Some very minor fading to top of dress. 2 small holes at bust. Fully >lined in cotton. Upper chest is lightly lined/ quilted to provide a more rounded bustline. Skirt has purple velvet binding along hem. In very good, clean condition.Silk is in good, supple condition. Bust 32, waist 24, skirt length 40.5.(Formerly from the collection of Melanie Talkington)