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

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    physicssx, when you copy and paste verbatim from another source, you need to show that. I have corrected your post.
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    Hi Evo, I will pay attention to this. Thank you very much.
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    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.


    Before that there was the crinoline

    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])

    we can't leave out the farthingale, in Tudor time.

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