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16th century corset

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How Wide Should Your 18th Century Panniers Be? | Interesting article with a guide to pannier proportions

American Duchess:Historical Costuming: How Wide Should Your 18th Century Panniers Be? | Interesting article with a guide to pannier proportions

Stays from the effigy of Queen Elizabeth I in Westminster Abbey. Dated 1603.  Imagine how outraged Her Majesty would be to have her underwear on public display!

Stays, Better known as a ‘Pair of Bodies’ Possibly only the province of the better off, common women stiffening the bodice (‘bodies’) of their petticoats instead (or perhaps…

Victorian era corsetry - "Lace Me Up! Lace Me Down! A CORSET" | Lingerie Briefs, Marina Rybak of Moon & Venus

by Marina Rybak ~ Moon & Venus Enveloped in its own controversies, the corset has been holding its firm grip on the feminine principle for half of the millennium. Its original function was to emphasize a slender waist, perceived as a sign of great feminine beauty. It was viewed as a status symbol of the elite,…

560 I found this really awesome Etsy listing at https://www.etsy.com/listing/254972081/16th-century-german-renaissance-court

This authentic 16th century German Renaissance court gown is as comfortable as it is beautiful. Made of 100% cotton velvet in wine red and accented with taffetas, brocades, and synthetic silks in complimentary colors, this gown breathes like a dream and requires no period undergarments! That's right, no boning in the bodice, and no hoop skirts or restrictive corsets to achieve a period shape and silhouette. This dress features slashed upper sleeves and a square neckline. The foresleeves of…

ruffs from 1560-1599

curlyb: vega-ofthe-lyre: LOOK. IT’S AN INFOGRAPHIC FOR RUFFS. This coming from the fantastic French blog La costume historique—at least, I think they’re fantastic? I’m mostly looking at the pictures. There’s also one that matches ruffs with collars, which is great. Wish they ventured into the 17th century, but. Still. What a time to be alive. I luff ruffs I can never resist a historical fashion art reference infographic.

16th Century. This looks comfy as there would be no busk stabbing my lower abdomen.

Corsets in the 16th century were light, flexible garments intended to support the torso and provide shape to, as well as distribute the weight of, heavy dresses that were fashionable at the time. Prior to the 1500s, most clothing was tailored to fit the body. Any adjustment to the silhouette was made by a kirtle worn underneath dresses and other garments such as "breast bags" or underwear like the Lenberg bras . It's likely that the corset began as a kirtle with the bodice stiffened with…