Jessamyn's Regency Costume Companion: 1880s gown

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Below are a couple of closer views of the bodice and accessory details.
Thanks to Charles Ragland for all these lovely photographs!

Lastly, here's what's going on underneath.
The corset and the bustle are described in the diary; the petticoat and chemise are vintage.

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