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This corset and hoop skirt were commissioned by the Boston Museum of Fine Arts for display in the 2004-05 textile department exhibit "High Style and Hoop Skirts: Fashions of the 1850s". They are based on primary source research found in museums, private collections, and period advertisements. The drawers and shift are authentic garments from the MFA collection. Star Rabinowitz : Corset, 1858

This set of undergarments show what a women would have worn under a crinoline dress. It is clear to see how the corset is shorter to allow the crinoline cage to sit steadily on the body.

Panniers Date: ca. 1750 Culture: British Medium: cotton Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest,...

Panniers, ca. 1750 British Tan linen and baleen Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1973

Crinoline c. 1865

Crinoline 1865 One of the most characteristic features of fashion during the middle of the century was the crinoline style, using crinolines incorporating steel hoops. Skirts began to swell out.

Mrs. Cole, mother of Annabelle and Elizabeth. Loyal to the king of England. #theloyalistsdaughter

POLONAISE A hint of nationalism didn’t stop Marie Antoinette from adopting it as an informal costume over in France. Here's Kirsten in the 2006 film version in the style

Bustle Cage of iron hoops and linen bands.

Beautiful Bustle Cage of iron hoops and linen bands. This is an example of a bustle cage in They wanted the dress to hug the body around the waist but make the butt area appear larger. This would be worn underneath the dress.

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Crinoline, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This crinoline is a petticoat made from metal wire and cotton tape to achieve a stiffened or structured shape on a skirt.

CAGE BUSTLE  CIRCA 1880-1885  Place object was created: United States  Steel, cotton tape, cotton broadcloth

CAGE BUSTLE CIRCA Place object was created: United States Steel, cotton tape, cotton broadcloth This is the era for wide stripe stockings too.

Period: 18th Century - Sack dress Material: Embroidered thai silk, dyed lace, decorative flowers, the marschallin!!

Period: Century - Sack dress Material: Embroidered thai silk, dyed lace, decorative flowers, the marschallin!

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