Clothing and Textiles

March Curator’s Corner

March is Women’s History Month and while we recognize many different fashionable eras of dress, this year, we are going to take a close look beneath it all…what undergarments did 19th century fashionable dressed women wear under their crinoline, bustle or petticoats?  Sometimes called knickers, drawers or pantalettes/pantaloons, these undies have many variations.