The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking: How to Hand Sew Georgian Gowns and Wear Them With Style by Lauren Stowell (Author), Abby Cox (Author).
Lauren Stowell and Abby Cox of American Duchess have endeavored to make the impossible possible by bringing historically accurate dressmaking techniques into your sewing room. Learn how to make four of the most iconic 18th century silhouettes―the English Gown, Sacque Gown, Italian Gown and Round Gown―using the same hand sewing techniques done by historic dressmakers.
Costume Espagnol, Bolero.
Spanish bolero dancers. Two Spanish women with castanets dance the bolero.
The bolero is a Spanish dance in moderate 3/4-time, often with changes of meter, which evolved from Contradanza and Sevillana. It was invented in 1780 by Sebastian Zerezo, a dancer at the Spanish court in Cadiz.
It is danced by two people with castanets and accompanied by a zither or more instruments. Boleros accompanied with singing and guitar are called Seguidillas boleros.
Source: Costumes historiques de ville ou de théatre et travestissements. Author: Jacques-Jean-Marie-Achille Devéria. Publisher Paris: Goupil et Vibert. Publisher London: Charles Tilt 1831-1839. Printed by: Lemercier & Cie.
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.