Historical Underwear #4: When women wanted wider hips

Historical Underwear #4: When we wanted to make our hips wider

Circa 1775-1780, from the museum of Les Arts Décoratifs’ collection ‘Mode et Textile’. Photo by Patricia Canino.

Source for object and photo: [Les Arts Décoratifs]

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6 Responses to Historical Underwear #4: When women wanted wider hips

  1. When women wanted wider hips … and wings, apparently.

    It looks like about a hundred years later this fashion trend had a resurgence. He’s some footage of people modeling the new retro look.

  2. EH Kern says:

    Speaking of 18th century hips. Take a look at Swedish Queen Lovisa Ulrika’s coronation gown from 1751: http://pinterest.com/pin/354306695654532902/

  3. Gypsy Bev says:

    Can’t even imagine wanting hips that size! They certainly wouldn’t fit in today’s automobiles.

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