The huge skirts! The small waists! How did Victorian women manage to create these fashionable looks? With underwear, of course.
Throughout the 19th century, women were constantly reshaping their bodies to ever-changing ideals using corsets, hoops, and bustles. Join Leslie Bellais, Curator of Social History at the Wisconsin Historical Society, to take a peak under the dresses of fashionable Victorian ladies, look at the layers of underwear needed to create the ideal silhouette, and explore how these undergarments reflected societal values.
This program is part of the Society's Hungry for History series. A catered meal will follow the program. Advanced registration required by calling (920) 684-4445. The cost is $20 Members and $25 Non-members.