Reader or writer of Regency Era stories? Love Jane Austen? This book covers corsets from late 1700s to early 1800s, or Jane Austen’s lifetime, or the Regency Era. History Notes Book 16 Corsets 1790-1810 https://books2read.com/SuziLoveCorsetBook16
This book shows how supporting underclothing moved away from stomachers and tightly laced stays worn during the 1700s and transitioned into corsets that were less formed and far more comfortable. Wearing the correct underclothing was essential for keeping garments in place and giving the best fashion display. Corsets worn during Jane Austen’s lifetime. Corsets or stays transitioning from 1700s into 1800s and worn during Jane Austen’s lifetime.
This book shows how body wraps, stays, and corsets were worn to create a variety of fashionable silhouettes through past centuries. Corsets flattened breasts and accentuated rounded hips or pushed up breasts and showed off the bust line depending on the fashions of the time and the desired silhouette. Includes corsets through the Georgian, Regency, Victorian and Edwardian Eras and Jane Austen’s lifetime. Overview of corsets through history, including the Georgian, Regency, Victorian and Edwardian Eras and Jane Austen’s lifetime. History Notes Book 14.
1798 White Dress, French. Gold and black back insert to match gold stripes on the hem, white shawl with gold stripes, gold hat with black decoration. Via Journal des Dames et des Modes or Costume Parisien.
18th Century. Silk Wedding Suit, England. Jacket and breeches are original but waistcoat is reproduction. Part of costume collection at Ham House, Surrey, UK. via National Trust , U.K. nationaltrustimages.org.uk https://books2read.com/suziloveFashMen1700s
Do you need more factual and visual information for your historical fiction?
Non-fiction series full of gorgeous pictures and engraved fashion plates. A visual history of fashion, music, peerage, social manners and customs from late 1700s to late 1800s, or 18th and 19th centuries.
1790-1805 ca. Women’s pink patterned kid leather shoes as worn by Jane Austen and other ladies in her times. Made by Hoppe, London, of stencilled kid leather. These still have the pointed toes of the late 1700s, but are starting to look more like early 1800s shoes with pretty colors and a pom pom decoration on the front.
1780-1820 ca. Brown Leather Boots, British. Construction and appearance typical of early 1800s shoes. Size suggests made for a man but elongated point toe unusual for menswear. Side lacing was very uncommon until 1830 and the leather thong shoelace, cut in a curve, is also peculiar. Perhaps made for something outside of fashionable wear, such as local peculiarity or fancy dress costume. via Metropolitan Museum New York City, U.S.A. metmuseum.org
1770 Yellow Silk Corset, Italian. Front and Back Lacing. By the 1770s, steel was being used in stays, which increased their strength, though not their flexibility. Credit Line: Gift of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1940 Accession Number:C.I.40.173.6a–e Metropolitan Museum, N.Y.C, U.S.A.
By the 1770s, steel was being used in stays, which increased their strength, though not their flexibility. With the tight lacing made possible by stronger stays, doctors and others voiced health concerns, such as this comment from a 1775 correspondence: “I hope Miss Sparrow will not fall into the absurd fashion of ye wasp-waisted ladies. Dr. Pringle declares he has had four of his patients martyrs to that folly (indeed wickedness), and when they were opened it was evident that their deaths were occasioned by straight lacing.” Although admonitions on the dangers of straight lacing are common in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, recent scholarship by Valerie Steele has called into question the reality of the many “death by tight lacing” stories of the period.
History Notes Book 15 shows how body wraps, stomachers and stays were worn during the 1700s, or Georgian Era, to create a variety of fashionable silhouettes to suit the elaborate fashions worn for court and daily life. https://books2read.com/SuziLoveCorsetBook15