Doing research for my next writing project… my fav kind – clothing! doing victorian, 1848-1852-ish… which is the Gold Rush Era. My how times have changed!
- a chemise
- trowsers (split drawers, open crotch for easy access)
- corset (usually boned)
- crinoline cage
- a petticoat or two – or three.
- a bodice which had a bertha and tucker attached (for modesty)
- 3 tiered flounced skirts
- hose or stockings
- and slippers…
- shoes & spats
- and a hat
I haven’t found anything about underclothes for men before 1860 when my “History of Fashion” book says men’s drawers came into fashion. I see only long johns before that time. I refuse to believe a whole nation of men just free-balled it…
but it wouldn’t surprise me one bit!