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1860s Underwear – Dressing The Victorian Lady

1860s Underwear - Dressing The Victorian Lady

The invention of the steel cage crinoline changed the underwear of Victorian women. Since 1856, steel crinolines were sold. The cage crinoline soon replaced the many petticoats which were formerly necessary for the fashionable bell-shaped skirt silhouette. Now just one or two petticoats were needed apart from the crinoline. A crinoline is lighter, but more difficult to wear and sometimes it’s even dangerous. Continue reading 1860s Underwear – Dressing The Victorian Lady