Victorian Secret: Sitting in a Lobster Bustle Skirt Is Easier Than It Looks

Have you ever heard of a lobster bustle? Well, you know a bustle was an appliance for making a woman’s dress stand out in the back, like she had a big butt. That was the fashion in the 1880s. A lobster bustle looks a bit like a lobster, as you can see in the picture. Pat Tyler made one recently for the City Lights Theater Company’s production of The Elephant Man, now running in San Jose, California. The described engineering of this underwear is fascinating, and if you’ve ever wondered how woman sat down while wearing a bustle, you can find out by watching a video at Collectors Weekly.

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I don't think she wears her crown while driving, but she does wear the sash with the Order of the Garter. BTW, she's an aerospace engineer.
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A friend of mine plays Queen Victoria at Dickens festivals, etc. She makes all her own costumes, and they are authentic to the period. She drives her car in costume, which is pretty impressive.
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