Victorian Fashion

These lovely "Street Toilettes" would be stunning as modern garments. From The Delineator, December 1898

Middle bustle Dress: During the middle of the bustle era the weight in the dress moves down to below the knees and the silhouette becomes very form fitting. It also typically has dark colors and trains start to come back again because of all of the weight.

During the Middle Bustle Era, the weight of the dress moves down the body. The silhouette of the dress becomes much more form fitting and may include a long train. These dresses were typically in darker colors.