The Age of the Bustle. What matters is at the back

Industrialization leads to mass production, first in underwear and accessories and then in dresses, which begin to be sold in department stores. 

Seen in profile, the female body is angled, flat in front and wide behind. 

The heavy fabric of the so-called tapisserie or drapery dress imitates the curtains and hangings of the bourgeois interior. The long heavy trains of evening gowns extend the silhouette. 

Little changes in men's fashion: three-piece suit and overcoat. Tails or a morning coat are worn on formal occasions.