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Vintage underwear pieces from different historical periods

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:34 am
by sofiya
Women’s underpinnings from the early 1830s. A corset, petticoat, and sleeve supporters. These are from the FIDM Museum (Los Angeles, California).

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Re: Vintage underwear pieces from different historical periods

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:07 am
by sofiya
1830s cotton corset from The FIDM Museum. Cording was favored over boning in the earlier years of the 19th century.

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Re: Vintage underwear pieces from different historical periods

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:56 am
by sofiya
Here is a cotton sateen American corset from about 1830 from The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. It's rare that the busk, which is pictured on the right, is still with the corset.
Such wooden busks, but engraved with names, dates, patterns, etc, were popular gifts from men to their sweethearts, since the busk would have been worn close to the body.

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Like this modern one made for the “Gentleman Jack” TV series. It has symbols “AL”, which mean “Anne Lister”, the name of main character.

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Re: Vintage underwear pieces from different historical periods

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:36 am
by sofiya
Regal ruff collars - a handy accessory.
On the left, a Spanish Renaissance painting of Infanta Isabel Clara Eugenia by Alonso Sanchez Coello from 1579. The model wears a beautiful ruff, an item that was designed to keep the gowns clean, as the starched ruff could be laundered in between wearing.
On the right, is a close-up and you can see that the ruff is formed by pleating the lace in a “figure 8” formation. The technique is called “cartridge pleating” and was a popular technique during the Elizabethan period.

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Re: Vintage underwear pieces from different historical periods

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:45 pm
by sofiya
Men’s shift from England, circa 1540. It is a linen chemise with blue silk embroidery on the collar, shoulders, and cuffs. The collection of the V&A.

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Re: Vintage underwear pieces from different historical periods

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:22 am
by sofiya
Reproductions of a wheel farthingale and a corset. They were used in historical series “Reign”. The farthingale is actually supported by the bum roll. And British Queen Elizabeth I, popularized that look and actually took it to extreme measures.

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Re: Vintage underwear pieces from different historical periods

Posted: Mon May 04, 2020 8:16 am
by sofiya
Female underpinnings from the 19th century. You can see a set of sleeve supports from 1828 from the Met. Sleeve supports were down-filled pillows but chintz with ribs of wire or cane was also used to make somewhat airier lantern-light forms. And this set are made from cotton and whale baleen.

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Re: Vintage underwear pieces from different historical periods

Posted: Wed May 13, 2020 9:04 am
by sofiya
Elizabethan ruff. On the left, is the collar from the BBC production of “The Virgin Queen”. And on the right, this is Michael Conrad Hirt’s portrait from 1642. The headpiece also shares a close likeness. In the third picture, you can see various Elizabethan ruffs on old portraits.

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Re: Vintage underwear pieces from different historical periods

Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 9:31 am
by sofiya
Authentic turn-of-the-20th-century lace jabots – a popular fashion item for women of the time. Gorgeous pieces.

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Re: Vintage underwear pieces from different historical periods

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:21 am
by sofiya
Cute lady’s underwear. Vintage combinations – foundation garment adorned with lace, Europe, the 19th century.

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