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Petticoat Date: late 19th century Culture: French Medium: silk

French blue silk stockings embroidered with birds 1885-89

Crocheted lace corset cover, French, 1915-1919.

Corset with bird embroidery Date: 1820–39 Culture: American Medium: Cotton, silk Accession Number: 2000.479 The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Corset

Brassiere Date: 1900s Culture: American or European Medium: [no medium available] Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. J. N. Thorne, 1943 Accession Number: C.I.43.44.17

1889 corset cover - I always love corset covers, but that's only because of the tiny waists. If I made one for me, it would not be this small.

Corset Cover ca. 1894, American or European, manufactured by B. Altmand & Co. (American, 1865-1990)

Corset Cover ____ 1895–1900 ____ French ____ cotton, silk ____ Length at CB: 18 in. (45.7 cm) ____ at The Metropolitan Museum of Art ___photo 2

Corset Cover, 1870s, cotton, The Met... Corset covers were used to protect fragile gowns from the steel and boning and fasteners of corsets.

Bust forms Date: 1900–1910 Culture: American or European Medium: cotton, silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 12 in. (30.5 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Nathaniel D. Clapp, 1985 Accession Number: 1985.363.5

Wedding Lingerie, 1900, French, linen and silk

Beachwear. 1895. Women in this time period were still required to wear elements such as a corset and stockings to remain modest while bathing. Beachwear was worn while walking along the shore or romping in the shallow waves, and was often made in materials, such as the taffeta of this ensemble, that would be ruined by the water.