Bustle dress, 1880s. Pale aqua silk faille. The skirt's three front panels are brocaded with tropical foliage and birds in gold, burgundy, plum, red, and brown, with a body of tufted silk floss in high relief. The pointed, boned bodice has an embroidered net collar and cuffs laced with red ribbon. The bodice has crocheted buttons and is lined in cotton twill.The waist measurement is 23", which is not as bad as it looks.