Posted by Beth on July 22, 1997 at 18:08:33:
All right now, lets get down to the foundations of things- you know, knickers, drawers et al.
I know Regency women wore corsets, but I can't envision exactly what they would look like. In other eras, the function of the corset was more clearly seen by examining the shape of the dress (the late Victorian "pouter pigeon" S shape, or the tiny waisted, large hooped silhouette of the middle nineteenth century. I assume the Regency corset would have incorporated a miracle bra type feature, but would it have extended down to include a waist?
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