Corsets and Crinolines-Norah Waugh

  • Title: Corsets and Crinolines
  • Author: Norah Waugh
  • Released: 1990-12-31
  • Language:
  • Pages: 176
  • ISBN: 0878305262
  • ISBN13: 978-0878305261
  • ASIN: 0878305262


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.