Chiffonet of light blue satin. Russia robe of white muslin.
Evening dress. November 1795. The Gallery of Fashion Vol. 2. April 1795 To March 1796.
The hair dressed in large curls; the side hair in ringlets. Chiffonet of light blue satin, the ends trimmed with blue silk and silver fringe. One black craped feather in the front; one white and one yellow ostrich feather placed on the right side. White muslin petticoat.
Russia robe of white muslin, embroidered in blue and silver. Long sleeves of blue satin; the epaulettes looped up with a large pearl; the whole trimmed with blue silk and silver fringe. Small handkerchief, drawn together in the front with a diamond slider. Two strings of pearls round the neck. Diamond earrings. White shoes, embroidered in silver.
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.