French and German Fashion. Last third of the 18th Century.
Top row left to right:
French Fashion in 1780. Right: German costume of Werther time. (The literary movement of storm und urge to you, triggered by the epistolary novel – The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
Bottom row left to right:
French Revolution fashion. Incroyables and Merveilleuses of the Year in 1794. Right: German Biedermeier fashion early 1800’s.
Source: On the history of costumes. Münchener Bilderbogen. Edited by Braun and Schneider 1860.
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.