This is such an interesting series of photos.
These pictures show the 5 stages of putting on a crinoline.
The crinoline is supported by the giant bustle you see in the first 3 photos.
The crinoline fell out of style around 1864.
Many women felt that wearing the giant cage-like bustle was like being in prison.
Also, there were many complaints about the obstacles a woman would encounter while wearing the crinoline.
If a lady tripped, fell, or even was standing in a breezy spot, the dress would go up and reveal her legs.
It was also difficult to navigate your way around small rooms without bumping things a bit.