WE'VE COME A LONG WAY!
Drawers Date: 1863 Culture: American or European
Drawers | American or European | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Medici cage crinoline “with improver”, late 1860’s-early 1870’s
Maternity corset!!! See how the front panels can be let out? Pregnant women could and did wear corsets for much of the pregnancy - if nothing else, the "girls" needed quite a lot of support as they grew bigger. And it would be possible to let out the middle while keeping the bottom tighter to come up under the belly for support. Most of the seams in this one are corded (threaded with cords) rather than stiff steels - softer, more flexible. A corset gives good back support as well.
4-11-11 1880s Maternity Corset(!)
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Petticoat ca. 1900
Petticoat | French | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
40s Style...I'm in the wrong decade day dress skirt suit top shirt jacket shoes coat hair belt
1910-1912 metallic gold trim, rose pattern silk gown, with gold satin waist and ruffle.
~Evening ensemble Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973) Date: 1939 Culture: French Medium: silk~
Wedding dress c. 1870, Irish
The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Wedding dress
Evening Gown, detail, House of Worth, 1905 images' | Detail of an 1900-1905 evening gown.
Costume cupboard - Ed-wardrobe
Details from antique cream gold evening dress with intricate beading star accents from House Of Worth (1905).
Clothing Post-1900, Board II
The following images appeared in the March 15, 1944 issue of Life as part of a piece entitled "High School Fads."
Community Post: Hair-Do Dating Cues Circa 1944
Best Swimsuit: 1922
Shorpy Historical Photo Archive | Vintage Fine Art Prints
Evening dress Date: 1805–10 Culture: French Medium: cotton, metallic thread Dimensions: Length at CB: 76 1/2 in. (194.3 cm)