|side view of trumpet cage support with a tulle flounce at the back|
|silk petticoat over the trumpet cage|
This type of cage works wonderfully with mermaid dresses and gowns. It does not work with fish tail dresses and gowns. The pinterest link below shows an awesome museum quality dress. The Edwardian dress is shaped by a trumpet cage, which projects the train out back. Without the cage under the dress, the train would go flat, and get in the way of the feet while walking. It would look like fabric dragging behind the wearer. Click the link to see for yourself.
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