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Written by Ségolène Bonnet
Ségolène studies a set of stays that are a rare surviving example of mid-18th century functional, working class undergarments.
Written by Kendra Van Cleave
Dresses of the 1770s-80s were worn over a “bum” or “rump,” but there is little extant evidence as to what shape and proportion these rumps took.
Written by Nicole Rudolph
In the Napoleonic period, what was once taboo came out from hiding, along with the natural female form. Suddenly, it became necessary to keep the world from glimpsing too much.
Written by Amanda Lerum Faulkner
The Corset Elastique, or Elastic Stay, is an interesting oddity in the little-known world of Regency era corsets. Amanda investigates.