Naturalform Victorian Dresses 1877-1882

In between the two types of bustles worn in the Victorian Era was the short-lived Naturalform period (1877-1882). The bustle dropped away completely, and the skirts closed in around the legs in a hobbled style that looked like an overly festooned column. Everything was long and lean..-ish.

These dresses do not require a bustle to be worn with them. All of the visual effect of a low bustle is created in the fabric drapes. These narrower dresses can be very simple or highly decorated. Lace and trimmings were very popular.

I often make dresses around the mix & match concept. I can make a skirt set that can be worn with either Day or Evening bodices, as well as a polonaise. This way you get more options and more events to wear outfit to.

I can make these dresses for any occasion and of nearly any fabric. I strive for authenticity in fabric and trimming choices, and I love to recreate Fashion plates and vintage dresses as nearly as possible to the original.

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