A bright red bustle pad, or 'dress improver', 1870s-1880s. Royal Pump Room/Harrogate Museums. Cast - we'll be trying this out with small pillows and whatever else I can find

A bright red bustle pad, or 'dress improver', 1870s-1880s. Royal Pump Room/Harrogate Museums. Cast - we'll be trying this out with small pillows and whatever else I can find

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Whale bone, cotton and satin tails, 1885  Galliera, Musée De La Mode De La Ville De Paris

Whale bone, cotton and satin tails, 1885 Galliera, Musée De La Mode De La Ville De Paris

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Dress Reform 1878.  Why stop there?  The reformation is incomplete.  If men were expected to wear punishing shoes and bras, the practice would stop tomorrow.  Women need to take control of their own health and well being.

Dress Reform 1878. Why stop there? The reformation is incomplete. If men were expected to wear punishing shoes and bras, the practice would stop tomorrow. Women need to take control of their own health and well being.

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