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Woman in Chemise (also known as Reading) Max Beckmann - 1947

Bustier, Dolce & Gabbana, 2007. Museum of Decorative Arts in The Louvre.

Corselet, circa 1900. Museum of Decorative Arts in The Louvre.

Whalebone body, circa 1770-80. Museum of Decorative Arts in The Louvre.

Man’s waist cincher, early 20th Century. Museum of Decorative Arts in The Louvre.

‘Irresistible’ skirted lace bustier, Lejaby, 1951-2. Museum of Decorative Arts in The Louvre.

Braided rattan bustle, 1880 Museum of Decorative Arts in The Louvre.

Strap-on bustle, 1887 Museum of Decorative Arts in The Louvre.

Articulated pannier and whalebone corset, circa 1740-60 Museum of Decorative Arts in The Louvre.

1829-1829 corset detail. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Corset and petticoat. 1840s. Corset, probably American, white cotton boned with baleen; front lacing. Gift of William Davis McTeer, in memory of Joan Pavelin McTeer, KSUM 2011.12.39. Petticoat, Probably American, white cotton with eyelet border. Silverman/Rodgers Collection, KSUM 1983.1.60a

Tournure cage, modèle « papillon », vers 1872 / Paris, collection Falbalas / © Patricia Canino

Les Arts Décoratifs - Site officiel - Diaporama

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Paniers doubles à poches, 1775-1780 / Paris, Les Arts Décoratifs, collection Mode et Textile, don Madame M. Pastre, 1922 / © Patricia Canino

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Bustle of horsehair, cotton and steel, 1873-75 (Manchester City Galleries 1947.3712)

Pajamas, 1930. From the collection at The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Corset, 1876, American, via The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Known as the 'Bon Ton', this corset was awarded the bronze medal at the Centennial Exposition. The fine embroidery representing traditional motifs of oak leaves and wheat ears symbolize well-being and prosperity.

White cotton batiste chemise and drawers set with pink ribbon trim, ca. 1896, is one of the items on display at the Missouri History Museum exhibit, Underneath It All.

Morning, engraved by Leon Mauduison, from the book 'Le Corset', pub. by Mirel, c.1824-30 (original is a coloured engraving), Numa, Bassaget (fl.1824-28) (after) / Bibliotheque des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France

A history of lingerie

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Model displaying the wires used in the strapless bra she is wearing, designed by Jack Glick, July 1946. (Nina Leen / Time & Life Pictures/Getty Image) / SA

Lower garment made in 1st half of 16th century, Walcher, Werke der Volkunst I, 1923