Pioneers & Petticoats

Spanning approximately 100 years, this presentation focuses on unmentionables such as corsets, collapsible bustles and crinoline frames which were all part of a woman’s wardrobe to enhance and alter the shape of the wearer. A vast number of beautiful petticoats were also used to create a specific shape.

See how these undergarments change in shape and design to meet the needs of the changing fashions over this 100 years. appreciate the workmanship that has gone into items which were made specifically to be seen only by the most intimate acquaintances

Picture: Collapsible bustle petticoat c1880. Timeline Photography