Cotton and linen petticoat (American), 1883.
From the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Cotton and linen petticoat (American), 1883.

From the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Linen petticoat (American), 1860-65.
From the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Linen petticoat (American), 1860-65.

From the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Silk petticoat (French), ca. 1895-98.
From the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Silk petticoat (French), ca. 1895-98.

From the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Silk and linen petticoat (American), ca. 1895-1900.
From the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Silk and linen petticoat (American), ca. 1895-1900.

From the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Waist cincher probably made by the Royal Worcester Corset Co. (American), ca. 1939.
From the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Waist cincher probably made by the Royal Worcester Corset Co. (American), ca. 1939.

From the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

omgthatdress:

Chemisette, Undersleeves, and Handkerchief
1860s
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Chemisettes and Undersleeves like this served two purposes: they could appear from under the collars and cuffs of dresses and add some interest to a plain dress, or they could be placed beneath a low-cut bust and loose sleeves (like the wide pagoda sleeves popular in the 1850s) for modesty.

omgthatdress:

Chemisette, Undersleeves, and Handkerchief

1860s

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Chemisettes and Undersleeves like this served two purposes: they could appear from under the collars and cuffs of dresses and add some interest to a plain dress, or they could be placed beneath a low-cut bust and loose sleeves (like the wide pagoda sleeves popular in the 1850s) for modesty.

retrogasm:

Ye olde dress fitting…

retrogasm:

Ye olde dress fitting…

thevintagethimble:

Corset
1820–39. American. Cotton & silk. | THE MET

omgthatdress:

Summer Corset
1872
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

omgthatdress:

Summer Corset

1872

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

edwardian-time-machine:

Corset
La Réve
Date: ca. 1890
Source

edwardian-time-machine:

Corset

La Réve

Date: ca. 1890

Source

edwardian-time-machine:

►Corset Wednesday
Edwardian Era Ladies’ Corsets - 1902-3 Fall & Winter Chas. A. Stevens & Bros. Catalog
Source

edwardian-time-machine:

►Corset Wednesday

Edwardian Era Ladies’ Corsets - 1902-3 Fall & Winter Chas. A. Stevens & Bros. Catalog

Source

suburbimpressionism:

Strap-on bustle
1887
Museum of Decorative Arts

suburbimpressionism:

Strap-on bustle

1887

Museum of Decorative Arts

Stays, ca. 1740-80.
From the Nasjonalmuseet for kunst, arkitektur og design.

Stays, ca. 1740-80.

From the Nasjonalmuseet for kunst, arkitektur og design.