By Judith Dolan
In this vintage ebook, Norah Waugh explores the altering shapes of women’s gown from the 1500s to the Nineteen Twenties. easy laced bodices grew to become corsets of cane, whalebone and metal, whereas padding at shoulders and hips gave strategy to the constructions of farthingales, hoops and bustles.
Corsets and Crinolines explains the cyclical nature of those models, and the way waists and skirts replaced form and measurement via 3 designated eras:
- The 1500s to 1670—farthingales and whaleboned our bodies.
- 1670 to 1800—Stays and hooped petticoats.
- 1800 to 1925—corsets, crinolines and bustles.
Each part describes how those clothing originated, how they turned renowned and the way they emerged as principal to the models of the time. Extracts from diaries, journals, poems and newspapers, in addition to over a hundred illustrations, show the diversity of those ubiquitous goods of garments all through glossy history.
Corsets and Crinolines additionally encompasses a wealth of useful notes and assets for today’s dress makers and architects, together with:
- Scaleable styles for the development of 25 diverse bustles, crinolines, corsets, corselets, stays, pocket hoops, hooped petticoats and bodices.
- Detailed appendices on the manufacture of corsets and crinolines, together with farthingales, helps and hooped petticoats.
- A record of extra studying, together with dress histories; cloth and weaving histories; reconstruction of interval garments; modern software of foundational clothing; and a listing of museums and associations with interval garments collections, for first-hand examine.
- A thesaurus of phrases and fabrics.
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