First Empire Fashion and Hairstyles from 1800 to 1810.
According to the fashion journals of the time.
Modes et Coiffures de 1800 a 1810. D après les journaux de mode de l’époque.
Source: Napoléon Ier et son temps. Author: Roger Peyre. Paris 1888.
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.