Intimate Apparel

Dressing in the eighteenth-century was quite the process. From hoops, stays, stockings and pockets, there was a lot of dressing to be done before the actual dress was put on. Delve into these articles on Georgian undergarments, and discover why dressing was often a two-person job!

The Process of Dressing

The idea of underwear as separate from outerwear is relatively recent. In fact, underwear that we know today did not appear until the nineteenth century.

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Taming the Body: Stays

The corset, confining women and distorting their bodies in the name of fashion, is perhaps the most controversial garment in the history of western fashion.

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