Trimmings During The Baroque Era

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during the early part of the Baroque period. Trimmings were simple and confined to buttons, buttonholes, and lace. Women's bodice necklines were cut wide and square, and waistlines heightened. By 1630, sleeves became full and draped softly below the elbow, revealing the wearer's lower arm for the first time in centuries. 9. Baroque (cont.) 10. Georgian 1670-1790 A.D. The richly decorated gowns worn by wealthy Georgian women were often adorned with an "eschelle stomacher" (a fancy corset designed to be worn in public and adorned with bows of decreasing size) above the waistline and an embroidered and trimmed petticoat below. Ladies' skirts were supported by hoops made of cane or rattan. Under the hoops and corset, ladies wore "shifts" (knee-length undergarments with elbow-length sleeves adorned with a froth of lace). 11. Georgian (cont.) 12. Regency 1790-1840 A.D. The stiff brocades and embroidered silks of before were replaced by lightweight fabrics in plain, subdued colors. Regency designers raised the waistline to just below the wearer's bosom. The waistline was often defined by a wide sash tied in a bow at the back of a dress. Properly dressed ladies wore spencers or pelisses out of doors, along with a broad-brimmed hat tied under the chin with a ribbon. 13. Regency (cont.)…show more content…
Victorian 1840-1890 A.D. In the Victorian era, dresses were composed of several layers of different shades, cloths and trimmings, and intended to be worn with both under-dresses and over-dresses. In the beginning, puffy "mutton-leg" sleeves became all the rage, but these were later replaced by fitted sleeves and eventually bell sleeves. Victorians thought the "hourglass" shape to best flatter the female form, and women wore restrictive corsets to achieve this ideal. The Victorian era also saw the progression from crinoline skirts to hoop skirts and finally to bustled

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