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    • Left to right: Flexees, Le Gant, Lily of France, Poiret. The Dior inspired New Look of 1946 requires undergarments reminiscent of the 18th century. Reshaping and nipping in waists, elevating busts and holding out skirts require an undergarment...
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    • Undergarments reflect more sophisticated color and less and less coverage. The bra and bikini are in point d'esprit tricot with lycra and stretch net (designed for Armonia; Manfredi Bellati, photographer; Arianna, March 1970)
    • Undergarments

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    • From Gazette du Bon Ton. Corsets are reduced to a two-piece garment. The step-in lingerie and negligees are reminiscent of the First Empire
    • Lingerie

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    • Bras in nylon and nylon tricot. Girdles in spandex and lycra are first used in undergarments in the late 1960s (Warner's Berlei, Lovable; Philip Castle, illustrator)
    • Undergarments

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    • From Gazette du Bon Ton. The practical umbrella first appears in 1890. These umbrellas have a bright new look
    • Seductive postcard

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    • The lacy chemise and bloomers are under the corset. Black stockings, usually clocked, are considered delightfully racy compared to white ruffled petticoats. Shoes have high laces with Louis heels
    • Lingerie

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    • The corset runs from under the breast to the top of the thigh with the breasts remaining unsupported. A heavy bone runs straight down the center front with additional boning running diagonally from the sides to the center. This achieves the Grecian...
    • Chiffonelle

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    • Light silk unboned corset covering undergarment. During the next decade this will be the only undergarment worn by the slim and trim (designed by Graftons)
    • Lingerie

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    • As the flat boyish silhouette gains popularity, a breast flattening bandeau, in silk brocade with elastic inserts at waist, is advertised
    • Foundation

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    • All-in-one foundation garment of rayon and cotton satin. Side zipper to waist with hooks and eyes
    • Lingerie

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    • Full slips under clothes are de rigueur for the properly dressed women until the arrival of the 60's miniskirt (Vogue, 1956)
    • Under garments

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    • Many younger women wear undershirts as a substitute for bras. They come in all colors and are worn under garments or alone (Harvey Boyd, designer and illustrator; collection of the illustrator)
    • Farthingale, false sleeve, oversleeve

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    • The Reformation court dress is shaped like a stiff cone. The shape of the skirt is determined by a funnel-shaped hoop, the verdingale or fathingale, which is made of whale bone or iron straps. Layers of petticoats are placed over the hoop, and...

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