The HoopSkirt Society
Ivory silk bengaline wedding gown, French, 1860. Open V-neck boned back lacing bodice with points, short sleeves with lace on net bell, trimmed with bands of satin ribbon & lined in muslin. Bustle...
Book Blog Tour: Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco -
Welcome to the Stalking Jack the Ripper Blog tour. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to be a part of this tour and the Knights of White Chapel street team. When Ava mentioned she was starting a signup for this tour, I immediately jumped on board. I was lucky to … Continue reading "Book Blog Tour: Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco"
House of Worth | Evening dress | French | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Severe corsetting falling at the natural waist, a flaring skirt, and the return of gigot sleeves constituted a fin-de-siècle extremism. The engorgement of sleeves and skirt made this extreme constriction seem even more exaggerated in the context of the bulbous shapes surrounding the ideal, hard, narrow waist