ca. 1878 Margherita di Savoia by Luigi Montabone

Margherita's dress has a bustle in this photo from about 1878, just not a big one that protrudes a meter or so behind her. Her skirt swells out a little to her sides as skirts evolve to the A-line. Her dress also has a cuirasse bodice ending in a vee. There are several images of her wearing the lace bodice panels seen here.

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