1864 Fitted Corset, British. Blue silk lined with linen and to be worn over a chemise. via Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK. Blue silk lined with linen and made to be worn over a chemise. The front has fastenings and the back has lacings. During the19th Century, corsets were made from a variety of materials and shapes changed often. Sometimes breasts were pushed up and almost over the top. Sometimes waists were tiny and other curves were emphasized. By the end of the 19th century, corsets weren’t laced so tightly because wide crinolines created the illusion of tiny waists. Follow Suzi Love … Continue reading →
1790 British Consul’s Tan Leather Pants, Boston. Tan buckskin, fall front, brass and self covered buttons. Breeches have leather ties at waist and at leg hems. via Augusta AuctionsContinue reading →
1795-1810 ca. Block Printed Day Dress, English.
1810 ca. Sewing of Gown. 1795-1799 ca. Fabric Block Printing.
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1835 Corset, English.
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1835 Women’s Underwear Ensemble. This ensemble illustrates the items of underwear that women wore in the 1830s. via Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK. The shift had been an essential element of underwear for centuries and remained so in the 19th century. At that time it was more politely referred to by its French name, chemise. When the sheer fabrics and rather clinging styles of Neo-classical dress became fashionable in the 1790s, drawers were introduced into the female wardrobe for the sake of modesty. They continued to be worn when 19th century dresses evolved into more substantial styles. The corset is lightly boned and reinforced with cording. There is a long narrow pocket in the front for the busk, a wide piece of wood or ivory, which kept the corset stiff and flat in front. via Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK. Given by Mrs Elizabeth Norton Follow Suzi Love … Continue reading →