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Penis Sheath

Sandra Lee Evenson

University of Idaho Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...A penis sheath is a supplement to the male body enclosing the glans and penis, leaving the scrotum uncovered. Sometimes the term “phallocrypt” is used as a synonym, but Peter Ucko observes that “phallocrypt” refers to dress supplements...

Petticoat

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The petticoat is derived from the jupe or underskirt of the eighteenth century. As the skirts of women’s robes were open at the front, the jupe had to be as highly decorative as the robe, and was often constructed of the same rich material....

Brassiere

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...A brassiere is a garment worn next to the skin with two shaped cups or pockets to hold female breast tissue; it is supported by a chest bandeau and generally two over-the-shoulder straps. It may have elastic, wire, padding, lace trim...

Bustle

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Exaggeration of the feminine posterior has been a periodic theme in Western fashion for several hundred years. The pulled-back overskirts of late-seventeenth and early-eighteenth-century mantuas (loose-fitting gowns) emphasized this area...

Lingerie

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The term “lingerie” is derived from the French linge, or linen, and thus makes direct reference to the material from which underwear was traditionally made. By the late nineteenth century, lingerie had become a generic term commonly used...

Corsetry and Invisibility of Maternal Body

Leigh Summers

Leigh Summers is at the University of New England and Senior Education Officer, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bound to Please : A History of the Victorian Corset

Berg, 2001

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...One of the strongest reasons for the adoption of the corset, though it is not commonly avowed, is the belief that it conduces beauty and symmetry of figure. Slender forms are usually praised, and chiefly because they are associated...

G-String and Thong

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The G-string, or thong, a panty front with a half- to one-inch strip of fabric at the back that sits between the buttocks, became one of the most popular forms of female underwear in the early twenty-first century. Its sources are manifold;...

Tight-Lacing

Valerie Steele

Often quoted in media, Valerie Steele has been the subject of profiles in Forbes and The New York Times, and was listed in the New York Daily News “Fashion’s 50 Most Powerful.” She is Director and Chief Curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT) and has curated more than 20 exhibitions in the past ten years. She is also Editor-in-chief of Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture (Berg) and the author of numerous books, including Gothic: Dark Glamour; The Corset: A Cultural History; Paris Fashion; Fifty Years of Fashion: New Look to Now; Fetish: Fashion, Sex and Power; and Women of Fashion: 20th-Century Designers. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The term “tight-lacing” refers to the laces that tighten a corset. There is no generally accepted definition of what constitutes tight-lacing since it could be argued that any corset that is not loose is tight. Furthermore...

Corsetry and the Reality of ‘Female Complaints’

Leigh Summers

Leigh Summers is at the University of New England and Senior Education Officer, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bound to Please : A History of the Victorian Corset

Berg, 2001

Book chapter

...While several historians have attributed the plethora of Victorian ‘female complaints’ in part, to the prevalence of corsetry, the significance of the corset in the propitiation of those singularly nineteenth-century female ailments...

Corset

Valerie Steele

Often quoted in media, Valerie Steele has been the subject of profiles in Forbes and The New York Times, and was listed in the New York Daily News “Fashion’s 50 Most Powerful.” She is Director and Chief Curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT) and has curated more than 20 exhibitions in the past ten years. She is also Editor-in-chief of Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture (Berg) and the author of numerous books, including Gothic: Dark Glamour; The Corset: A Cultural History; Paris Fashion; Fifty Years of Fashion: New Look to Now; Fetish: Fashion, Sex and Power; and Women of Fashion: 20th-Century Designers. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Colleen Gau

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The corset is a garment with a long and controversial history. A rigid bodice, usually incorporating vertical and diagonal boning, and laced together, the corset was designed to shape the female torso to the fashionable silhouette...