Fashion Plate, "Ball-Toilette": 1 December in the "Illustrirte Frauen-Zeitung." "Low-cut Ball-toilette of Atlas for a young lady. Three rounded lace ruffles on the front of the skirt. Lace berthe with rosettes of brilliants.
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.