Antique Victorian two piece bustle dress. Maroon Taffeta and velvet materiel. Bodice has Brass Owl Buttons down the front. The back of the skirt has a large bustle that fastens with a glass button and ruffles at the bottom of the gown.
The top is in excellent condition and very wearable. The Bodice is fully lined and has 10 stays. At the waist on the inside there are 5 hook and clasps. 3 of the clasps are missing.
There is no tearing or damage. The top fastens with 18 owl buttons. The bodice is alternating strips of maroon velvet and taffeta. The sleeves are puffed at the shoulder they are taffeta. At the lower arm the sleeve has the velvet/taffeta strips.
The top has tails on either side front and back. These are the maroon taffeta. There is no damage to the top. It is missing one button and three inner clasps. The skirt is in excellent condition and very wearable.The waist fastens with a metal button. The bustle fastens with a glass button.
The top of the button hole for the bustle fasten is torn. The skirt is maroon taffeta. There is a ruffle at the bottom of the skirt. The back is longer then the front.
There is a small hole in the back but it is covered by the bustle. Please see pictures for detail. Length: 20 ½ center back to waist.17 ½' center front to waist. 31 shoulder to end of tails. See my other listings for more vintage clothing and accessories. The item "2-Pc Victorian Bustle Dress Boned Bodice Maroon Taffata Velvet 1880 Excellent" is in sale since Saturday, April 25, 2020.
This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Women's Vintage Clothing\Dresses". The seller is "buriedtreasure303" and is located in Castle Rock, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.