About Bustle Skirts
It is hard to believe that anyone would design an outfit to make your rear end look bigger, but sure enough, the Steampunk rage has brought with it a return to the bustle skirt. Padding and corseting designed to produce a better figure have been an integral part of women's fashions for hundreds of years. Victorian bustle skirts came into style in the late 19th century, replacing the wide-hipped hoop skirt of the Civil War era. With Steampunk fashion evoking a romantic Victorian air, bustle skirts are finding their way back into style. You can try out this look in several ways. Some women prefer an outer bustle that attaches over the skirt. These are highly decorative with lace and ribbon trim and give a pert look to your behind. Some bustles are worn under the skirt, and the skirt is designed with extra fabric and pleats to fit well over it. Even a bit of thoughtful gathering at the small of the back in a full skirt can produce a cute bustle look if you are going for an old-world feel for a formal dress or wedding gown. For a great winter daywear look, a tea-length red bustle skirt looks sharp with knee-high riding boots and a velvet blazer. Find a vast inventory of bustle skirts, corsets, and other Victorian and Steampunk garb to complete your look on eBay.