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January 25, 2013


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Christine Seelye-King

Beautiful ensemble. Is there any information about the undergarments that goes along with it?


Those sleeves look bigger than her torso :D :O !

An exquisite colour, by the way.

FIDM Museum


We haven't yet discussed 1890s undergarments on the blog. We'll try to remedy that oversight soon!

In general, the layer closest to the body would have been a chemise or combination, followed by 1-2 petticoats that echoed the silhouette of the skirt. A corset would also have been worn, covered by a cotton or linen corset cover, sometimes called a camisole. Hope this info provides you with a bit of insight into 1890s undergarments.

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