Monthly Archives: November 2010

Bra Size Overview, How to Measure Bra Size

Nov 24, 2010 |

Bra Size Bra Size can vary widely depending on the manufacturer, material used, and other considerations, and women can have difficulty finding a correct bra size. This can be a challenge for both smaller and larger busted women. There is considerable variation in women’s breast volume, shape, size and spacing. A woman’s breast volume may […more]

Yem Information, Uses, Types and Colors

Nov 24, 2010 |

Yem Information, Uses and Types Yem is a simple garment with many variations from its basic form, which is a simple, usually diamond or square-cut piece of cloth draped over a woman’s chest with strings to tie at the neck and back. It refers to an ancient Vietnamese bodice used primarily as an undergarment that […more]

Petti Coat Information, Petty Coat Uses and Type

Nov 24, 2010 |

Petti Coat A Petti Coat is an article of clothing for women specifically an undergarment to be worn under a skirt or a dress. It is a separate garment hanging from the waist (unlike the chemise). In historical contexts (sixteenth to mid-nineteenth centuries), Petti Coat refers to any separate skirt worn with a gown, bedgown, […more]

Farthingale Info, Spanish Farthingales and Uses

Nov 24, 2010 |

Farthingale Farthingale is a Women’s clothing in the late fifteenth and sixteenth centuries to support the skirts into the desired shape. Spanish Farthingale Early depictions of Spanish farthingale in Spain do not seem to have had a standard design, resting heavily on fashion tastes and regional differences. The hoops could be worn inside or out, […more]

Crinoline Information and Crinolines Uses

Nov 24, 2010 |

Crinoline Crinoline was originally a stiff fabric with a weft of horse-hair and a warp of cotton or linen thread. The fabric first appeared around 1830, but by 1850 the word had come to mean a stiffened petticoat or rigid skirt-shaped structure of steel designed to support the skirts of a woman’s dress into the […more]

Bustle Dress, French Bustle and Bustles Uses

Nov 24, 2010 |

Bustle A bustle is a type of framework used to expand the fullness or support the drapery of the back of a woman’s dress, occurring predominantly between the mid- to late 1800s. They were worn under the skirt in the back, just below the waist, to keep the skirt from dragging. Heavy fabric tended to […more]

Hoopskirt Overview and How Hoopskirts are Used

Nov 24, 2010 |

Hoopskirt A hoopskirt is a women’s undergarment worn in various periods to hold the skirt extended into a fashionable shape. Hoopskirt typically consist of a fabric petticoat with casings to hold a stiffening material, variously rope, osiers, whalebone, steel or nylon. Lightweight hoopskirt, usually with nylon hoops, are worn today under very full-skirted wedding gowns. […more]

Liberty Bodice Information, Liberty Bodices Uses

Nov 24, 2010 |

Liberty Bodice The liberty bodice was an undergarment for women and girls invented towards the end of the 19th century, as an innovative alternative to a corset. In the United Kingdom they were well-known for decades, with some older women still using them in the 1970s. A liberty bodice was a simply-shaped sleeveless bodice, often […more]

Chemise Overview and La Chemise Uses

Nov 24, 2010 |

Chemise chemise is generally a woman’s garment that vaguely resembles the older shirts but is typically more delicate, and usually more revealing. Most commonly the term refers to a loose-fitting, sleeveless undergarment or type of lingerie which is unfitted at the waist. It can also refer to a short, sleeveless dress that hangs straight from […more]

Fishnet Stockings, Tights and Fishnet Clothing

Nov 24, 2010 |

Fishnet Stockings Fishnet Stockings are available in a multitude of colors, though most often sported in traditional matte black. Fishnet Stockings are commonly worn on the legs and arms by practitioners of goth and punk fashion, but is also commonly worn in mainstream as a fashion statement. Fishnet is a material with an open, diamond […more]