It has a self belt from the back which can be worn front or tied in the back. The dress has front gathers at the waist with a drawstring inside, the sides are smooth, then very full in the back to accommodate a bustle (bustle pad not included). The sweeping skirt has a wide ruffled flounce. Excellent antique condition, clean, sturdy, no stains, no tears; there is a small area of rust on the inside of the skirt but only very faint the the face of the fabric, no notable damage, minor flaws due to age only.Measures; 54" long from shoulder to hem, inner bodice waist 25" (pulled in, this can be let out with the side laces and drawstring front), under arms 36", shoulders 14" across seams, sleeves 26" from shoulder seam extended, sweep at flounce hem 154". All original, dates to Civil War, Victorian era. Ng is for the dress only. The written description is based on my opinion and observation of the item. I do my best, if you have another opinion please feel free to let me know, additional knowledge is always appreciated. The listing is for the items described only, props and display items are not included. Check out my other items. Be sure to add me to your favorites list. I try to note any obvious damage or flaws but there may be flaws or damage not noticed on initial inspection. I do not take anything apart or check every hidden fold. The item "ANTIQUE Victorian Civil War DRESS bustle back CORSET TOP Pigeon front COTTON" is in sale since Wednesday, November 28, 2018. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Women's Vintage Clothing\Dresses".
The seller is "reflectionsdru" and is located in Virginia City, Nevada. This item can be shipped worldwide.