Feeding my obsession for all things corsetry and pre-modern era fashion. I'm also an aspiring corsetier. If you have any questions about corseting/training, feel free to ask!
Laces and Loonies

ephemeral-elegance:

Summer Evening Dress and Petticoat, ca. 1950-55

Pierre Balmain

via V&A

Aug 31st at 6PM / via: a-harlots-progress / op: ephemeral-elegance / reblog / 1,354 notes

missanne:

Mata Hari

Aug 30th at 6PM / via: hoop-skirts-and-corsets / op: missanne / reblog / 272 notes
costumesbyophelia:


Baroness Marie Alexandrine von Vetsera (19 March 1871 – 30 January 1889)

I think she might be in costume for a masquerade, her dress is very “Victorian does the 1770’s” to me. 

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costumesbyophelia:

Baroness Marie Alexandrine von Vetsera (19 March 1871 – 30 January 1889)

I think she might be in costume for a masquerade, her dress is very “Victorian does the 1770’s” to me. 

(Source: misshonoriaglossop)

king-of-roses:

ephemeral-elegance:

Machine Embroidered Jacket, ca. 1890s

Owned by Jessie Mason Webb

via NDSU

Okay wow, there are not the words for how much I need this

Aug 30th at 4PM / via: schmias / op: ephemeral-elegance / reblog / 17,132 notes

mimic-of-modes:

fripperiesandfobs:

Dress, 1804-15

From the Musée Galliera

(GAL1983.32.13)

More likely at the earlier end of the range. My first instinct was earlier than that, as the pattern of embroidery on the skirt was mostly popular around 1800, but there was a brief resurgence 1804-1805. The gown seems to open in the back, putting it after 1804, but since the sleeves are not puffed, it can’t be much later than 1805.

Aug 30th at 3PM / via: mimic-of-modes / op: fripperiesandfobs / reblog / 332 notes
costumehistory:

andwomenworebloomers:

New Dress Style for Suffragette 
6 June 1916

Oh, how scandalous! Haha.

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costumehistory:

andwomenworebloomers:

New Dress Style for Suffragette 

6 June 1916

Oh, how scandalous! Haha.

periodcorsets:

#18thcentury #petticoat #periodcorsets #historiccostume #corsetry #theatrecostume

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periodcorsets:

#18thcentury #petticoat #periodcorsets #historiccostume #corsetry #theatrecostume

Aug 30th at 12PM / via: periodcorsets / op: periodcorsets / reblog / 5 notes