Victorian Communion Dresses. La Mode Illustrée 1865.
Robe de Communiante de Mme Breant-Castel 58 Rue Ste Anne.
Mode Illustrée 1865. Pl. 13. (France Second Empire Fashion.)
La Mode Illustrée. Journal de la Familie 1865.Bureaux du Journal. 56 Rue Jacob Paris.
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.