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Women's clothes have a — mostly deserved — reputation for being more complicated than men's. Accordingly, the cultural, social and business histories behind their garments can be fascinating. Did you know that nylon stockings were once available only in Delaware?
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During the Regency era women began wearing lower undergarments. From the s onwards drawers were made of more feminine cotton lawn fabric and laced at the waist. Knickers were quite baggy, which accommodated the split through the crotch, so that despite the opening, the bagginess afforded some modesty when sized correctly.
But one night year-old Mary Phelps Jacob was dressing for a ball or so the story goes when she discovered her pesky corset was poking out of her dress. So she cobbled together two silk handkerchiefs and some pink ribbon, and presto! Wikimedia Commons.
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Victorian and Edwardian women wore a lot of lingerie, and sometimes it's confusing what goes where and what it's called. To help make sense of all this, visit our Dressing the Victorian Lady page. A Victorian woman started her marathon dressing session with a pair of drawers.