Pictured above are period lithographs of three different styles of Hoop Skirts or as the overall style was referred to "crinolines".
From left to right, the first is from Petterson's Magazine, November of 1861.
How about that Bustle? Many would have us believe the bustle was a product of the 1870's, Oh contraire! Facts are stubborn things don't you think?
The center crinoline is also from Petterson's Magazine in July 1860.
The far right is from Petterson's Magazine, December 1858.
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