Malia wrote:It looks as if we were *both* right, Raphael There were several types of corsets used in the Regency. The shorter corset shown in this article looks much more comfortable than the longer one--and they both seem more comfortable than what was implemented in the "tight laced"-whale-bone-impinging Victorian era. But, depending on the type of dress worn, some women didn't wear any support garments at all. (I can't imagine walking around without any support. . .but, then, I'm not an A cup )
This is a pretty interesting little article for anyone interested in what Regency women wore "underneath it all".
http://www.janeausten.co.uk/magazine/pa ... 325&step=4
Raphael wrote:I read that fashions were changed back to corsets as these lovely loose Regency dresses were seen as immoral. Of course the light fabrics and lack of panniers, undergarments etc meant gentlemen could get their hands on ladies much easier...
Indeed, Regency dress for women allowed anyone and everyone to see more of a woman's form underneath her clothes than in eras before. I've even heard that some young women would wet down the skirts of their dresses so that they would cling more to their bodies.
And here the kids of today think that we invented sex!
Yeah, it saves time....It's all about efficiency I'm sure
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