Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Waistlines and Bustlines

I particularly like Regency fashions because I've never had much of a waistline. I was quite skinny most of my adult life, until the last decade, and no matter how thin I was, I was pretty much of a straight tube from the bust down. How nice to have a clothing silhouette that completely ignored what was in that region! Let those women with hour-glass figures complain. And let later-decade reenactors complain about corsets! 

Dolly and Minerva are at the dressmaker's, having a final fitting on new gowns for 1811. Emphasis on the bustline is the word of the day.

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