From the Truly Victorian website: "The Elliptical cage crinoline was the main support foundation for the later- and post-Civil War period of 1863-1868. Called a "cage" because of the cage-like appearance created by the hoop wires and vertical support tapes, this type of crinoline offers maximum support capabilities for a perfect shape, combined with flexibility for comfortable wear. Our Elliptical shape is narrow over the hips, close to the body in front, and dramatically expanded to the rear; the most popular shape for 1865-1866 skirts.
Our crinoline is 126" in circumference at the hem, 36" in length to hem level, and has 12 hoop wires to support the weight of heavy skirts. The self-supporting, elliptical shape is maintained by strategically placed vertical supports, as well as ties on the inside of the 4 top hoops. A "bag" at the hem keeps the wearer from stepping through the hoops."
Most ready-made items ship within three days - I'll let you know if it's going to take longer. I always ship with USPS. I do not automatically include insurance, tracking, or confirmation - you must inform me if you want any of these options. Once items are shipped I assume no liability for them or the post office's handling of them.
Returns & exchanges
If you feel that the item you have recieved has been misrepresented and you are unhappy with your purchase, I will be glad to arrange either an exchange or a refund. If you are unhappy for any other reason, please contact me and we'll work something out!