Watering Place. Morning dress. October 1795.
The hair in loose curls, and ringlets. White muslin cap; rose coloured satin riband tied, round the hair, into a bow in the front. Straw hat, lined with green taffeta, trimmed with a sky blue silk handkerchief, the ends tied behind into a knot; a green silk handkerchief tied over the hat, into a bow under the chin. Double tucker. Blue silk handkerchief trimmed with lace, round the neck.
Petticoat of fine muslin. Robe of the same, trimmed round the neck, and down the sides, with lace; short sleeves, trimmed with two rows of lace. Sash of narrow green riband. Black gauze scarf. Pea green coloured gloves and shoes
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.