The woman on the left demonstrates the tight sleeves and short cuffs, while the woman on the rigth displays the looser puffed sleeves popular after 1887.
Severa Jerseys became a popular bodice in the 1880s.
The jersey is a high-necked wool sweater worn tightly over the skirt to the hips with tight sleeves and short wrists.
Notice how the overskirt swoops up, sometimes rather high, leaving the underskirt exposed. Severa By 1888, many daytime and walking dresses featured long, box-pleated skirts that hung straight, and the apron drape rose to a band of folds high across the stomach, as seen in the image below.
By the end of the decade, a very narrow skirt was popular.
They were often gored (sewn together with separate bolts of fabric, rather than one large, pleated piece) to throw them out at the bottom.