Brunswick robe. Cottage gipsy straw bonnet.
Morning Dresses. August 1795.
The hair in light curls. Veil bonnet of fine muslin, drawn at the top with a narrow riband tied behind in a bow, and crossed in the middle with a wreath of flowers. Brunswick robe of fine India muslin, scalloped and embroidered at the bottom; long sleeves. Sash of white satin riband. Large muslin handkerchief. White muslin long trimmed cloak, tied in the front with a white silk riband, and the ends floating. Light blue gloves and shoes.
The hair in curls and ringlets. Cottage gipsy straw bonnet, the edge trimmed with straw ornaments, and the front with a bow of lilac riband, tied under the chin with the same riband.
Child’s frock of white calico; short sleeves, turned up with a cuff trimmed with lace. White Barcelona handkerchief with an embroidered border. Sash of broad lilac riband. Jonquille gloves. Yellow shoes.
Support and Seduction: The History of Corsets and Bras (Abradale Books) by Beatrice Fontanel.
Thoughout the ages, women's breasts have been subjected to the endless whims of fashion.
From the ancient Greeks to Mae West and Madonna, this light-hearted book charts the changing shapes of female beauty. The elegant and amusing images - including fashion drawings, paintings, photographs, and film stills - illustrate the often surprising history of the garments women have worn for support - and seduction.