Georgian fashion cartoon.
A woman wearing a bustle.
The bustle was fashionable in the second half of the 19th century in the Georgian era. It was a type of framework beneath a dress which was used to make the fabric stand away from the body in a bulge, creating the effect of a large posterior.
When this cartoon was drawn (2011), large posteriors were deeply unfashionable, as exemplified by the then current comic phrase “Does my bum look big in this?”
A cartoon about fashion, body shape, aesthetics, cultural aspects of beauty.