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.
Evening dress Date:ca. 1881 (made) Artist/Maker:Worth (maker) Materials and Techniques:Silk satin, trimmed with pearl embroidery and machine-made lace, lined with silk, the bodice supported with whalebone struts, machine and hand sewn.
Maroon silk satin with plain-woven stripes of thin white & black stripes lined with tan cotton. Closely fitted, with boned seams & darts. emuseum of the Connecticut Historical SocietySource. Very Tim Burton esque in my opinion.