Corsets and Crinolines


Corsets and Crinolines by Norah Waugh
Routledge (December 1990) | ISBN: 0878305262 | PDF | 9.16 MB | 176 pages

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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