The latest Paris fashion 1898.

Victorian, Costume, Court Chronicle, Paris fashions, Toilette de Réception

Toilette de Réception. February 1898.

The latest Paris fashion, Belle Epoque.

Toilette de Réception. February 1898.

Source: England. Supplement to “THE QUEEN,” The Lady’s Newspaper and Court Chronicle. The latest Paris fashion.



Note:  Becky Sharp. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray.

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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