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Corsets and Crinolines

Corsets and Crinolines

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By (author) Norah Waugh

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  • Publisher: Theatre Arts
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 221mm x 295mm x 15mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 31 December 1990
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0878305262
  • ISBN 13: 9780878305261
  • Sales rank: 87,928

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Corsets and Crinolines is a study of the changing shapes of women's dress and how these were produced, how simple laced bodices became corsets of cane, whale-bone and steel, while padding at shoulders and hips gave way to the structures of farthingales, hoops and bustles. Added are contemporary tailors and dressmakers accounts, illustrations, index, a glossary of terms and materials, appendices on the repair and manufacture of corsets and crinolines.

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Table of contents

Preface Acknowledgment List of Illustrations Bibliography Museum and Private Collections Chapter 1. I Beginning of the Sixteenth Century to 1670 i. The Whaleboned Body. ii. The Farthingale iii. References to Whaleboned Bodies and Farthingales from contemporary sources. II 1670 to the end of the Eighteenth century i. The Stays ii. The Hoop Petticoat iii. References to Stays and Hoop Petticoats from Contemporary Sources. III Beginning of the Nineteenth Century to 1925 i. The Corset ii. The Crinoline and the Bustle iii. The Corset, Crinoline and Bustle - from Contemporary Magazines iv. References to Corsets, Crinolines, and Bustles from Contemporary Sources. Appendix I The Construction of Corsets II The Construction of Farthingales, Hoop Petticoats , Etc III Supports for Corsets, Crinolines, Etc. IV Whalebone Glossary Index