Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Dancers from the musical play The Dairymaids, 1906

"Dancers from a musical play The Dairymaids (1906) demonstrate the fashionable S-bend shape, which was achieved by lacing women into metal or whalebone corsets.

Pads placed on the hips and under the arms were used to emphasise a small, curved waist."

Scanned from "Decades of Fashion" by Harriet Worsley.

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