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Curious Curves: RAMM display at Launceston

Start Date 03 May 2010
End Date 01 July 2010
Venue Royal Albert Memorial Museum
Location Exeter, UK

A history of exaggerated shapes in women’s fashionable dress. This display explains the many extraordinary garments worn by women in the past to accentuate their figure. Focusing on 18th and 19th century dress, there is information about cork rumps, bustles and hoops. A range of replica foundation garments are provided for you to try on. Find out how dress and padding were used to draw attention to the hips and behind to achieve that all-important look of a tiny waist. The display is accompanied by items from Lawrence House Museum’s collection.

Displayed at Lawrence House Museum.