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Click over to our sister site and peek into the dressing room of an early 19th century woman donning her corset and hoops! A Splendid Spread, satire of the air tube crinoline by Cruikshank in the 1850 Comic Almanack A simple drawing of a mid-18c hoop. suitable for demonstration purposes. (Though it seems the length is more appropriate for a younger girl).
In 1850s high society, a full skirt was
worn over a hoop. A fitted bodice had a high, rounded neckline, long peplum
and full “pagoda” sleeves.
(below) Crinoline factory of yore(from Dave)
(above left) 1908 (center) c1920 (right) Victoriana
(above left) 1863 (center) 1908 (right) 1913
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