Second half of the 18th Century. Fashion of the Rococo.

French and German fashion of nobility. Baroque Rococo era costumes. Münchener Bilderbogen

French and German fashion of nobility. Baroque Rococo era.

Second half of the 18th Century. Fashion of the Rococo.

Second half of the 18th Century. Fashion of the Rococo.
Top row left: Fashion of 1780 Right: lady in hoop skirt. Nobleman with allonge wig.
Bottom row left: Abbé. Servant in the Contouche (Andrienne, robe à la Française). Right: nobleman and noblewoman in the fashion of 1780 (Crinoline fashion of Rococo period).

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

Note:  Historical costume silhouettes from 1750 to 1950

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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