southcarolinadove:

An 1870s to 1880s comfort maternity corset

edwardian-time-machine:

Found some lovely, lovely illustrations and other pictures in this wonderful book Victorian Secrets : What a Corset Taught Me about the Past, the Present, and Myself by Sarah A. Chrisman. 

beautifulcentury:

1890 ca ‘Zwei Damen bei der Toilette, Paris’ ink and Pencil by Raphaël Kirchner by carlylehold on Flickr.

historicalcorsets:

Stays, between 1725 and 1775. 

Musée Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

GAL1920.1.1202 © Eric Emo / Galliera / Roger-Viollet

whenasinsilks:

Bra, cotton backed with nylon wadding in cups, c. 1962, British.
Manchester Art Gallery accession no. 1993.21

whenasinsilks:

Bra, cotton backed with nylon wadding in cups, c. 1962, British.

Manchester Art Gallery accession no. 1993.21

whenasinsilks:

Girdle, nylon and lycra, 1960s, British.
Victoria and Albert Museum accession no. T.291-1993

whenasinsilks:

Girdle, nylon and lycra, 1960s, British.

Victoria and Albert Museum accession no. T.291-1993

omgthatdress:

Stays
1770s
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

omgthatdress:

Stays

1770s

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

ephemeral-elegance:

Underpinnings: Bustle, Corset, Chemise, and Drawers, ca. 1870-80s
via KCI

ephemeral-elegance:

Underpinnings: Bustle, Corset, Chemise, and Drawers, ca. 1870-80s

via KCI

gameraboy:

Stockings (1939) by British Pathé

historicalcorsets:

Cotton sateen corset c. 1810-40
Accession Number: 1973-273-4a,b

historicalcorsets:

Cotton sateen corset c. 1810-40

Accession Number: 1973-273-4a,b

whenasinsilks:

Bra, satin, netting, metal boning and elastic, c. 1935, British.
Victoria and Albert Museum accession no. T.104-1981

whenasinsilks:

Bra, satin, netting, metal boning and elastic, c. 1935, British.

Victoria and Albert Museum accession no. T.104-1981

Silk petticoat, ca. 1860.
From the Kentucky Historical Society.

Silk petticoat, ca. 1860.

From the Kentucky Historical Society.

Cotton wrapper/dressing gown probably owned by Margaret Ann Hale, ca. 1850.
From the Kentucky Historical Society.

Cotton wrapper/dressing gown probably owned by Margaret Ann Hale, ca. 1850.

From the Kentucky Historical Society.

Mirror, Mirror: Does ‘Fairest’ Mean Most Beautiful Or Most White?
May 18, 2014 5:28 AM ET

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?

We all recognize the mantra of Snow White’s evil stepmother. But what, exactly, is she asking? In the Grimm Brothers’ German original, she asks who’s the most beautiful in the land. But in English, it’s a little more complicated…

Read the rest of the NPR blog post here.

(Super interesting article, just wanted to share :))

Women’s cotton cuffs owned by Frances Sheckles McMillan of Kentucky, no date given but from the cuffs and item description I surmise ca. 1820-1850.
From the Kentucky Historical Society.

Women’s cotton cuffs owned by Frances Sheckles McMillan of Kentucky, no date given but from the cuffs and item description I surmise ca. 1820-1850.

From the Kentucky Historical Society.