Empire costumes first third of the 19th Century.

Regency Costumes. France First empire fashion. Napoleonic costume period. 19th Century.

Empire costumes first third of the 19th Century.

First Empire, Regency costumes. First third of the 19th Century.

Top row left: Fashion of the year 1814. Right: Fashion of the year 1818. Bottom row left: Fashion of the year 1819. Right: Women’s Fashion of years of 1818 and 1819.

Gallery: On the history of costumes. Münchener Bilderbogen. Edited by Braun and Schneider 1860.

Associated to: Fashion in the Reign of Napoleon I. 1804 to 1814.

Note:  Costume Robe de Mousseline sur un Transparent.

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.

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