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The middle of the decade saw a brief revival of the bustle, which was so exaggerated that the derriere protruded horizontally from the small of the back. Hair was worn in tight, close curls on the top of the head.
Hats and caps were correspondingly small and neat, to fit on top of the hairstyle.
Hair was worn with a centre parting tied into low chignons at the nape of the neck, with loops or ringlets covering the ears.
Ornaments for evening wear included floral wreaths, ostrich feathers, pomegranate flowers, wheatears and butterflies.
A particular hairstyle, known as 'Dundreary whiskers' or 'Piccadilly weepers', were long pendant side-whiskers worn with a full beard and drooping moustache.1870s women's fashion placed an emphasis on the back of the skirt, with long trains and fabric draped up into bustles with an abundance of flounces and ruching.