Tag Archives: undergarments

Textile Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village Celebrates the "Everyday Elegance" of 19th-Century Fashion, August 15-16

Includes Special Tour of “Sight Unseen,” an Exhibit Featuring Undergarments, as well as Demonstrations of Ironing, Sewing and Shoe Making Sturbridge, Mass. —- Even the everyday clothing worn by New England residents in the early 19th century had a certain understated elegance that seems lacking in comparison to today’s fashions. Bonnets, belts, cuffs, collars, combs, […]

Ken's Korner: Turns out the bra is 600 years old

Ken’s Korner: Turns out the bra is 600 years old – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2012 In the history of underwear, it has always been assumed that the brassiere is a little more than 100 years old, an item that was invented as Victorian-era women turned away from the tight corset. […]