Looking at underlayers Montgomery Ward, Carol Brent ad. To achieve that "poodle skirt" silhouette, tulle crinolines like these were employed. As many as four or five could be worn, though one would provide a suitable improvement for "everyday" casual.
https://flic.kr/p/FCfxBx | Orthodox (Metropolitan) Cathedral, Athens 1868 | The Metropolitan Cathedral approximately 6 years after completion. Extracted from the Bonfils panorama -- www.flickr.com/photos/athens_greece/23446694763/ Also, compare with the 1859 photo, prior to completion of construction: www.flickr.com/photos/athens_greece/12224040046