I'd love to be able to get walk around with an old Victorian dress and have people think its normal. I was born in the wrong era and place. Let us go back a hundred years ago. Awe now this is just right
Tygodnik Mód 1877.: Promenade dress from blue-drab striped barege fabric, solid blue silk underdress and adorned with blue toned ribbon bows and black lace; Fig. 26. underdress's front part, 27. stripy overbodice's front part, 28. side gore, 29. back gore, 30. front scarf tunique in half, 31. back drapery parts.
Afternoon ensemble | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The bustle silhouette, although primarily associated with the second half of the 19th century, originated in earlier fashions as a simple bump at the back of the dress, such as with late 17th-early 18th century mantuas and late 18th- early 19th century Empire dresses