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18th century. The hoops were also made of linen and stiffened with whalebone or cane. They shaped the petticoat of the gown to the appropriate silhouette. At various times in the 18th century this profile varied from round, to square and flat, to fan-shaped.

18th century. The hoops were also made of linen and stiffened with whalebone or cane. They shaped the petticoat of the gown to the appropriate silhouette. At various times in the 18th century this profile varied from round, to square and flat, to fan-shaped.

You take a bunch of paper doilies and  table runners and voila! ~~ RamiAlAli - Couture S/S 2012

You take a bunch of paper doilies and table runners and voila! ~~ RamiAlAli - Couture S/S 2012

I like how they've handled the bust on this dress "Mary Boleyn (Scarlett Johansen) in "The Other Boleyn Girl"."

I like how they've handled the bust on this dress "Mary Boleyn (Scarlett Johansen) in "The Other Boleyn Girl"."

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