Posts Tagged ‘1890s fashions’

The secret to the cinched waist of the 1890s

July 3, 2010

A tightly laced corset wasn’t the only gut-busting garment worn by fashionable women in the Gilded Age.

If you really wanted to achieve a chic silhouette, you topped your outfit off with this contraption: the Diamond Dee Skirt Grip, as seen in this ad from the NYPL digital collection.