Bustle

The bustle can be considered an evolution of the crinoline. It, like the crinoline, is a frame used to enlarge a woman’s hips, leaving the back or hips accentuated. The bustle came into fashion shortly after the end of the Franco-Prussian war in 1871, and was used until the 1880s, when it was replaced by […]

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Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina is the heroine of one of Liev Tolstoy’s most famous books, “Anna Karenina” from 1876 (same name as the character). In the book, her clothes are described in several details which turned her into a fashion icon. Anna Karenina’s fashion is that of the end of the Victorian era, with the transformation of […]

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Petticoat

Petticoat is a type of underwear that was originally a men’s shirt that reached the hip. It was in the Middle Ages that it was transformed into women’s clothing. Soon it was replaced by the underwear shirt. Its use, as a bottom skirt, fastened by ribbons and fabric strips, began in 1585 when the desired […]

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