At the same time, clothes were designed for women to wear in the workplace and to accommodate an increasing interest in outdoor activities for women.
By 1880, the skirt was very narrow, and the back of the dress had only slight padding.
The woman in the early 1880s image below wears a quite narrow skirt, and one can just make out the gathered material at the back. Severa, Dressed for the Photographer: Ordinary Americans and Fashion, 1840-1900, 1995 The women sitting in the images below all appear to have the narrow skirt of the earlly 1880s.
The bustle sat high at the back, and the side of the dress was pulled into high puffs with deeply folded apron drapes.
This broad-hipped style lasted from 1883 to 1886, and the bustle reached its maximum size in 1886.
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