Because I love 19th-century bustles of all types — from the big, first bustle fashions of the 1870s through the slim, natural-form styles of the early 1880s until the final, aggressive bustle shapes of the late 1880s — I’m counting down the top 10 bustle frock flicks. I just couldn’t narrow it down to our typical top five, and last week, I listed my 10 through 6. Here’s the rest of my list
5. The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
Another depressing movie with beautiful bustles. Just watch for the costumes.
4. Lillie (1978)
Spanning the 1860s to 1920s, a big chunk of the most important plot happens from the 1870s to 1880s during episodes 2 through 10, and the costume quality is excellent.
3. Daniel Deronda (2002)
A fun variety of 1870s bustles for daytime and evening on modest and extravagant characters.
2. The Buccaneers (1995)
American heiresses marry British gentry, with fabulous frocks aplenty.
1. The Age of Innocence (1993)
The best, hands-down! Stunning natural-form gowns on Michele Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder, and all the ladies.
Do you agree with my favorite top 10 bustle frock flicks? What else would you add?