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Real Talk: Not Wearing Bras - "Our particular notion of what a woman’s bust should look like is just that…our particular notion. In the 1910′s it was one way, in the 1920′s another, and the in 1950′s still another. ... Centuries ago, people spoke about the health benefits of corsets. ... Lingerie, like all elements of women’s dress, is tied to fashion, and fashion – both its looks and trends – changes over time and in response to social norms of beauty."

Real Talk: On Not Wearing Bras (Yes, It's Okay to Go Braless) I The Lingerie Addict

Flat fronted corset advert via this article on the Visual History of Corsetry. A must read for all women.

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Portrait of Edith Kingdon Gould, by Chartran, 1898 (above), showing the sitter wearing a red velvet evening gown, made in 1898 (below).

Side View of a Corset's Effect - although focusing on 18th and 19th century, still relevant for the use of a corset in Tudor and later eras

With and Without: How Wearing a Corset Affects You and Your Clothes

Measurements for corsets. Probably handy for other garments as well.

Measurements for corsets. Probably handy for other garments as well.

1880s fashion plate, beautiful striped dress from the 2nd bustle period.

Example of patterned gown during the Bustle Period. fashion plate, beautiful striped dress from the bustle period. Also lovely as steampunk inspiration.

1900's skirt and blouse.  Take a look at the details of the skirt and the hem! I have never seen anything more steampunk straight from the era steampunk is based upon than this outfit. And boy, do I love it!

fripperiesandfobs: “ Callot Soeurs skirt and blouse ca. 1900 Frank Hovak Photography via the Musee Galliera ”

I wish I could find the one where it shows your organs mushed around...

Period illustration used by those in opposition of the tightly laced corset (left) the ribcage in its natural form and (right) the effects of the corset.

Une mode improbable

"The Hornet", ladies costume. Illustration appearing in the book, "Fancy Dresses Described: or, What To Wear At Fancy Balls". Authored by: Ardern Holt, (Fifth Edition).

The beginning of the 20th century was a confining time for many women, as short corsets with names like Adjusto and Reduso were employed to ...

The beginning of the century was a confining time for many women, as short corsets with names like Adjusto and Reduso were employed to .

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