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Cotton Bust Bodice | V&A | 1800-1830
Wedding corset, V&A, 1887
After making corsets myself, this level of workmanship and skill blows my mind.
In honor of my working on some finishing touches on my own quilted petticoat today, I give you a new favorite that I love because of its uniqueness - a black silk petticoat! Never before have I seen this color. Due to the difficulties with black dye and its lack of colorfastness, this must have been for quite a wealthy woman.
[18th century, Met Museum]
Homespun linen stays, Tasha Tudor Collection, 1810-25
Tasha Tudor Collection: cotton boned and corded corset, 1875-90s
Elizabeth Allan in some stunning 1930s undergarments. Fabulous!
Posted for my co-moderator, here is a satire of a shop selling rump rolls from the book The History of Underclothes. Though satires are exaggerated, it still gives a nice idea of what late eighteenth century rump rolls looked like!
Silk Underpants (French), Met Museum, ca. 1930