English Bustles, - Fashioning Fashion - LACMA From the exhibition "Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. On view from October 2010 - March (Image source Wikipedia)
Beautiful Bustle Cage of iron hoops and linen bands. This is an example of a bustle cage in They wanted the dress to hug the body around the waist but make the butt area appear larger. This would be worn underneath the dress.