Mauro Silva Barbosa

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Women’s underwear served two purposes in the 18th century. The hoops were also made of linen and stiffened with whalebone or cane. They shaped the petticoat of the gown to the appropriate silhouette. At various times in the 18th century this profile varied from round, to square and flat, to fan-shaped.

Women’s underwear served two purposes in the century. The hoops were also made of linen and stiffened with whalebone or cane. They shaped the petticoat of the gown to the appropriate silhouette.

excellent article about men's breeches (Jane Austen's World)

century men's trousers with top flap open ".universally held in place by two or three buttons at the top.trousers were held up by tight-fitting waists, which were adjusted by gusset ties in back of the waist".

English fashion plates from 1802, and French fashion plates from Year 10 (1801-1802) of the French Republican Calendar. All images come from the collection of the Bibliothèque des Arts Décoratifs. www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/francais/bibliotheque/

English fashion plates from and French fashion plates from Year 10 of the French Republican Calendar. All images come from the collection of the Bibliothèque des Arts Décoratifs.