Style Glossary

Style-glossary
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Bustle

A structure which sits beneath the skirt, low on the hips, with the intent of filling out the posterior of a Victorian lady's dress or skirt.

Made of horsehair, straw-stuffed pillows, steel half hoops, whale bone, or molded mesh wires, bustles sat beneath the skirt, low on the hips, with the intent of filling out the posterior of a lady's attire.

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