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The Saartjie Baartman’s Body Shape versus the Victorian Dress: The Untold African Treasures

  1. Oct 13, 2014 #1


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  3. Oct 14, 2014 #2

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    physicssx, when you copy and paste verbatim from another source, you need to show that. I have corrected your post.
     
  4. Oct 14, 2014 #3
    Hi Evo, I will pay attention to this. Thank you very much.
     
  5. Oct 14, 2014 #4
    Fashion is a fickle business, which can get it's ideas from anywhere and everywhere. Whether Saartjie Baartman was the inspiration or not of the Victorian bustle dress, or just a coincidence of dress "evolution", it is interesting to look at the styles throughtout earlier times.

    http://www.fashion-era.com/bustles.htm
    http://www.victoriana.com/Victorian-Fashion/victorianbustles.html

    Before that there was the crinoline
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crinoline
    220px-1856crnl.gif

    And of course the pannier, which extended the sides of the dress, but not the front or back.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pannier_(clothing [Broken])
    170px-MarieAntoinette_by_VigeeLeBrun.jpg

    we can't leave out the farthingale, in Tudor time.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farthingale
    180px-Elizabethditchley.jpg

    Some wedding dresses, and others for special occasions, conjure up some aspect of these styles.
     
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