Victorian boots, tied with silk ribbons. American Duchess: Historical Costuming and sewing of Rococo 18th century clothing, 16th century through 20th century, by designer Lauren Reeser
1780s; GORGEOUS shape, awesome photos and detail and construction shots. I love the chemise, too!
Ballgown, ca 1860. Poofy pink heaven! - can you imagine having to iron all that ruching?
American Duchess:Historical Costuming: V189: Beginning a Robe a l'Anglaise a la Polonaise | Historical Costuming and sewing of Rococo 18th century clothing, 16th century through 20th century, by designer Lauren Reeser Another look at the Snowshill Manor dress from PoF
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1860 The vast hoop skirts of the mid-19th century were supported by crinolines – steel, cage-like structures worn with a corset and petticoats. They were cumbersome and dangerous (it was tricky to sit down and to get in and out of carriages plus they could get trapped in machinery and catch fire) but at least they were lightweight and allowed the wearer’s legs to move freely. The crinoline reached its maximum dimensions in 1860 and then started to shrink to less ludicrous proportions.