Posted by Elaine A. on July 23, 1997 at 21:58:18:
In reply to Regency Underwear Information posted by Elaine A. on July 23, 1997 at 21:43:16
DISCLAIMER: I know some of my information contradicts previious posts. I am by no means an authority on this or any Regency subject. I just thought I would quote a bit from an enjoyable Regency book. : )
"The most important fashion news of the age was the introduction of drawers although they did not become widely worn untill after the Regency. They were accepted in the royal circles by 1811 and had been mentioned in fashion journals since 1805. They were also called pantalettes. They were usually trimmed with expensive lace and hung slightly below one's dress till around 1820 when they disappeared under dresses forever.
Small bustles in the shape of rolls could also be found among most ladies' undergarments. They were tied as high as possible under these high-waisted dresses in order to improve the fall of the skirt.
Corsets never completely went out of style. There were always figures that needed help. The short corset was frequently used by young ladies. Problem figures that needed greater aid would use a long corset that reached down to the hips. Shaped breat cups made their appearance at this time, a distinct change from the past when corsets either pushed up or flattened the bosom."
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