vintage 1880’s black cotton wire coiled bustle pad. The back has five sections of wire coiling. The sides are padded. The bustle pad has a tie front closure. It is in very good and useable condition. There is some minor fraying on the front ties and waistband. Waist fits up to 24 Back length 10.
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.