Historical Underwear #3: The cage bustle

Historical Underwear #3: The cage bustle

A ‘cage’ bustle,  c.1872 Paris.

From the exhibition ‘La mécanique des dessous, une histoire indiscrète de la silhouette‘ (The mechanics of underwear: An indiscreet history of the silhouette) at the museum of Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

Source: Photo [© Patricia Canino] and Exhibit [Les Arts Décoratifs]

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13 Responses to Historical Underwear #3: The cage bustle

  1. Rajiv says:

    I have seen pictures of women in the clothes, but I had never actually seen a cage bustle. This is cool

  2. Trapper Gale says:

    Makes me glad I’m a man :).

  3. EH Kern says:

    How do you even move around in that thing?

  4. tkmorin says:

    This is as good (funny) as the ones last month with the wide dress and you asked how it fit through doors! Thank you for the smile! 🙂

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