Day dress, circa light olive green silk satin bodice and skirt with a long train and bustle, trimmed with rows of ruffles on sleeves and down the front of skirt. Via Gregg Museum, North Carolina State Univ.
During the Middle Bustle Era, the weight of the dress moves down the body. The silhouette of the dress becomes much more form fitting and may include a long train. These dresses were typically in darker colors.