Timeline 2: 1870-1889

 

1869

small hats tilted towards forehead;
straight sleeves;
square necklines;
crinoline emphasises backside;
polonaise draperies

1874

"second Rococo":
small hats on a high hairdo;
sleeve often with large cuffs;
bodice long & widening at waist with hem gathered up in polonaise;
much skirt drapery and garniture;
large bustle plus drapery strongly emphasises backside

1877

small hats and bonnets atop high hairdo;
bodice long and tight round the hips;
skirt narrow at sides, no bustle, widens into train

1880

lower hairstyles & slightly larger hats;
bodice plain, even longer and tighter;
skirt narrow on all sides with horizontal drapery, pleats etc;
cylindrical silhouette with "legs tied together" look

1883

larger hats;
beginning inclination towards standing collar;
bodice plain, shorter & very waisted;
tunique and apron draperies on skirt;
small bustle over backside

1885

higher collar;
more skirt drapery with lace, ruffles, flounces;
maximum bustle size

1888

high hats tilted back;
bodice more decorated;
fewer and simpler draperies;
small bustle or pad

 

 

 

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