Dutiful research indicated that wire-framed bustle skirts
were all the rage in the 1880s, said Jeannette Hammitt of Brownsville, wearing a puffed-out dress with a pair of lace-up boots and an ostrich-feathered hat.
Charlotte, 21, looks every inch the lady of the manor in a feathered hat, bustle skirt
and lace gloves.
"A bustle skirt
had just become fashionable," she said.
Silk taffeta and French lace corset, bustle skirt
and asymmetric top, pounds 1608, Anne Priscilla, Glasgow 0141 222 2504; bracelet, pounds 14.99, Jon Richard @ Debenhams; flowers, to order, Ruby Flowers, as before
His trademark Victorian style bustle skirts
were included in the bright mural on the wall of the bedroom I stayed in, along with layers of textures in the decor - leather covered walls, next to hessian walls, with a grand and beautiful heavy velvet curtain - just part of the design elements in my room that made my heart sing and my hands want to touch everything.