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18th Century Dress Women’s clothing from 1770s Colonial Williamsburg Foundation: Millinery and Mantuamaking (gown
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18th Century Dress By: Caroline Coplen, Internship 2010 Colonial Williamsburg Foundation: Millinery and Mantuamaking (gown
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Being laced into stays was not a difficult or uncomfortable process. Stays were worn to support the chest and back. Tight lacing was an extreme of fashion not done by the average woman. When laced properly, stays would have been very comfortable. Tight Lacing, or Fashion Before Ease, John Collet, 1770-1775 Getting Dressed
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Stays Shift Pocket The bottommost layer was the shift The pocket was tied around the waist over the shift The stays were worn over both pocket and shift Stocking s were worn to the knee Some women would also wear panniers or hoops under their gowns to make the hips wider (not pictured) Getting Dressed
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Petticoat Getting Dressed The outer petticoat was worn over the stays An under petticoat may have been worn, but was not necessary
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course HUEC 4072 taught by Professor Kutruff during the Fall '11 term at LSU.

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