What it says on the tin. Also see me at ItMeansApricot, my personal Tumblr, and DressatDownton.

All of the captions in my posts are my own work, unless otherwise noted. So please reblog, don't repost.

11th October 2012

Photo with 14 notes

Bodiced petticoat, ca. 1845; cotton
Metropolitan Museum of Art CI.51.26.6; Gift of Mr. Frank Carrington
While quilted petticoats in the eighteenth century were decorative and intended to be seen, nineteenth-century petticoats were regarded as underwear.  This one is equipped with a bodice to help distribute the weight of the heavy skirt from the waist to the shoulders.

Bodiced petticoat, ca. 1845; cotton

Metropolitan Museum of Art CI.51.26.6; Gift of Mr. Frank Carrington

While quilted petticoats in the eighteenth century were decorative and intended to be seen, nineteenth-century petticoats were regarded as underwear.  This one is equipped with a bodice to help distribute the weight of the heavy skirt from the waist to the shoulders.

Tagged: 19th Centurypetticoat1840shistorical fashionextantunderwear

Source: metmuseum.org

  1. realityrogue reblogged this from mimic-of-modes
  2. corsets-and-crazies reblogged this from mimic-of-modes
  3. allthelovelythreads reblogged this from mimic-of-modes
  4. theladyaubrey reblogged this from gossamerglitch
  5. missmunchkinz reblogged this from therealbitchpudding
  6. therealbitchpudding reblogged this from gossamerglitch
  7. gossamerglitch reblogged this from mimic-of-modes
  8. mimic-of-modes posted this