"Merry Widow" corset by Warner Brothers Company (America), ca. 1955.
From the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

"Merry Widow" corset by Warner Brothers Company (America), ca. 1955.

From the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

G.H. Buek & Co. lithographed paper doll in her underwear (America), ca. 1895.
From the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

G.H. Buek & Co. lithographed paper doll in her underwear (America), ca. 1895.

From the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Corset busk (America), 1863.
From the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Corset busk (America), 1863.

From the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Corset and busk (America), ca. 1830.
From the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Corset and busk (America), ca. 1830.

From the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

edwardian-time-machine:

Drawers
About 1910
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Drawers

About 1910

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edwardian-time-machine:

Wedding ensemble
H & W Company
Date: 1903
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Wedding ensemble

H & W Company

Date: 1903

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Corset cover
Date: 1900–1905
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Corset cover

Date: 1900–1905

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Stuff You Missed in History Class - Rose Bertin: First Fashion Designer
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missedinhistory:

One of Marie Antoinette’s many claims to historical fame was her inordinately large collection of opulent, dramatic gowns. Her legendary wardrobe has been criticized and envied to no end. Today’s episode is about the woman who created much of that finery: Rose Bertin, a milliner with humble origins who became stylist to royalty.

Here’s a link to our notes and research.

Another fascinating fashion history podcast from the lovely ladies at Stuff You Missed in History Class!  Go listen!

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vintagegal:

Corset ad for children c. 1891

solarflight:

vintagegal:

Corset ad for children c. 1891

fashionsfromhistory:

Smock

1603-1610

British 

Museum of London

fashionsfromhistory:

Smock

1620-1640

British 

V&A

Twilled wool crinoline (British), ca. 1865-67.
From the Manchester City Galleries.

Twilled wool crinoline (British), ca. 1865-67.

From the Manchester City Galleries.

Crinoline by F&H Newcomb (British), ca. 1860-65.
From the Manchester City Galleries.

Crinoline by F&H Newcomb (British), ca. 1860-65.

From the Manchester City Galleries.

tiny-librarian:

Trousseau Corset - 1901
Corset of pink silk jacquard. Trimmed with lace and pink satin ribbon at top and bottom hems. Center front closure; center back metal grommets for laces.

tiny-librarian:

Trousseau Corset - 1901

Corset of pink silk jacquard. Trimmed with lace and pink satin ribbon at top and bottom hems. Center front closure; center back metal grommets for laces.

edwardian-time-machine:

Curators at Kensington Palace inspect the fine linen chemise and split drawers which were worn by Queen Victoria at the end of the 19th century.
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edwardian-time-machine:

Curators at Kensington Palace inspect the fine linen chemise and split drawers which were worn by Queen Victoria at the end of the 19th century.

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