Cage crinoline


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The first bustle phase, from 1869-77, required skirt supports to accomplish the desired silhouette. This particular example of a cage crinoline would simply keep the skirt away from the body and hold its cylindrical shape. A separate bustle would need to be worn to push the skirts up and out over the back of the wearer's skirt.

Cage crinoline, linen, metal, American

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