Victorian Trousseau, Underwear Set For An Elliptical Dress

A trousseau is typically the items of clothing a Victorian bride would accumulate for her marriage. This could involve hundreds of items from corsets to handkerchiefs, to several dresses and the underwear needed for them. My trousseau is a full set of underwear that will make the dress look and move appropriately. In this case it is to be worn under the Elliptical Suit. It consists of a chemise and bloomer set, a corset, an elliptical cage hoop, and a petticoat.

The trousseau is made from embroidered cottons, vintage trims and eyelet, mother of pearl, ribbon, and silk. The cotton pieces are made to be laundered. The corset is fully boned in steel for plenty of support, and the hoop is crafted from cotton tape and coated steel hoop wire.

Similar underwear sets can be made for any period from Regency through Edwardian, with appropriate pieces for each era.

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