Before the Automobile: 1780's stays, 2012

My favorite surviving century stays can be found in the Victoria & Albert museums collections. As my previous stays were starting to s.

Pantalon pattern

Period uniform patterns - Armchair General and HistoryNet >> The Best Forums in History

fripperiesandfobs: “ Bodice and skirt ca. 1765 From the Kent State University Museum ”

Detail rear view, skirt and matching bodice, c. Light blue ribbed silk brocaded with a floral pattern of flower sprays, reconstructed stomacher, pink silk ribbon trim.