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Despite the fact that a woman is gradually winning the rights of men, fashion of XIX century was chaste and bashful. Female silhouette then entirely was determined by clothing. Body in the costumes of those epoch is less opened although it is not forbidden to emphasize by clothing special "places".
No wonder that in 1820 in apparel of wemen back corset, which will leave from fashion only after a century. Waist, which, during the Ampire epoch was located almost under the chest, once again takes the natural position, but it is required unnatural volume - about 55 cm!
Striving to achieve the "ideal" waist often leads to tragic consequences. So, in 1859, 23-year-old fashionista died after the ball because three compressed corset ribs pierced her liver...
Corset misled even doctors of XIX century, who believed that men and women have different breathing mechanism. In men, they say, the main role is played by breathing diaphragm, and in women - intercostal muscles. In fact, the process of breathing is the same for everyone, just the corset prevented women diaphragm to "work"!
In the era of romanticism in vogue was virginity and unnatural thinness. Ladies hassled themselves by diets and cleansing enemas, clothed in corsets and crinolines (frame dresses that have a shape of hoop). Thus, on the one hand was emphasized the thinness, and the other (thanks crinoline) created the illusion of women's inaccessibility. In other matters, it would not hurt to wear under three layers of skirts and petticoats sexy garters.
Woman of Romantic era should be pale, dreamy, and sad. Men liked to see her sad, with dreamy blue eyes full of tears, reading poetry, with the soul that can carry far away - in the more perfect world than that which surrounds us.
In the 20’s of the XIX century, a woman's figure resembles an hourglass: rounded "bloated" sleeves, wasp waist, full skirt. Neckline almost covers shoulders. Strong open neck allows "highlight" head and by the time it also elaborated hairstyles, usually raised. Evening dresses are usually provided for tempting bare shoulders, everyday clothigs were also much more closed.