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Scott Hipform and Bustle

Scott Hipform and Bustle
C.1903. An unsual shaped three peice turn of the century bustle made out of white sateen and stuffed with horsehair. Metal grommets allow for ventilation. This type of bustle was worn by extremely slender women who wanted to pad out their hips and bum to acheive a balanced hourglass shape. The original tag is still attached is is marked as being a size 8. Sizes 00 up to a size 1 were worn by very large ladies as they were made less padded, etc. with sizes going up for smaller figures.
(L. Hidic)