French fashion in the 18th century.
Top row left: French costumes of the years 1778-1779, 1774-1779, 1778-1780. Right: French Fashion of the 1787, 1792, 1787.
Bottom row left: French fashion of 1778 to 1780 1774 to 1779, 1777 to 1780. Right: Fashion of 1781 and 1784.
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.