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  • Brit
    on March 06, 2015 | 10:21 Britsaid :
    "I LOVE the combinations. I have never heard of that garment either, but it's so pretty and while it probably wouldn't work nowadays for the way I dress (hello jeans!), I would definitely wear it for sleeping. I've been watching The Paradise on Netflix recently and loving all the costumes."
  • Linda
    on March 07, 2015 | 10:58 Lindasaid :
    "An amazing series of costumes here. Thank you so much for sharing."
  • Linda
    on March 07, 2015 | 10:58 Lindasaid :
    "An amazing series of costumes here. Thank you so much for sharing."
  • JamiSings
    on March 07, 2015 | 11:01 JamiSingssaid :
    "Just looking at that I know for a fact now should I ever find myself thrown back in time I'm going to avoid civilization and take up living deep in the woods where I can dress as I please. I shudder to think of wearing any of that. Especially when trying to go to the bathroom. "
  • Melissa Hassien Fayad
    on March 07, 2015 | 12:46 Melissa Hassien Fayadsaid :
    "Is the combination a one piece like a 1920's 'step-in' or is it two pieces? The first example looked like it might have been two, but the second looked like a one. And I agree with JamiSings, answering to basic needs would have been a struggle.
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  • Anonymous
    on March 20, 2015 | 15:45 Anonymoussaid :
    "I'm SO hyped for the book :D And I really love your outfit for her."
  • Anonymous
    on April 01, 2015 | 11:44 Anonymoussaid :
    "It's a one-piece garment, Melissa, that's where the name comes from - they're a "combination" of camisole and drawers."
  • Anonymous
    on July 17, 2016 | 12:13 Anonymoussaid :
    "That's why combinations and bloomers are split leg. Make going to the loo much easier!"
  • DementedFairy
    on July 18, 2016 | 06:15 DementedFairysaid :
    "I love my combinations [which fasten at the gusset, while my drawers are 'divided'], and plan to make more very soon. Some of the info above looks a bit dodgy though- why would anyone wear 2 sets of combinations AND drawers, all at once? Crazy. The pink petticoat should surely be outside the corset and suspenders as well- very odd image! The museum curators should be biffed firmly with a parasol..."
  • Unknown
    on July 18, 2016 | 07:21 Unknownsaid :
    "As a long-time costumer of Victorian garments, I have to say how grateful I am when an author has done their research. Reading about that era tends to make me rather cross when the author has their heroine doing things, or wearing things, completely at odds with the era and custom. Your blog has inspired me to seek out your books, knowing that I won't cry from frustration reading them. :D"
  • Gail Carriger
    on July 18, 2016 | 08:31 Gail Carrigersaid :
    "There is CONSIDERABLE photographic evidence to suggest this is exactly how they wore them. I know it looks weird, but that's fashion."
  • Gail Carriger
    on July 18, 2016 | 08:32 Gail Carrigersaid :
    "They weren't always split. Most of the ones I've seen in person have not been. One assumes that's what the leg holes are so large. But still... awkward! "
  • Violet von Mickelsburg
    on July 18, 2016 | 11:05 Violet von Mickelsburgsaid :
    "The photograph labeled 1880's shows a much later corset style. That's very definitely an Edwardian S-curve corset. It comes down low on the hips, supposed forces that weird "pigeon breast" posture, and is low in the front with a characteristic v-shape. So I definitely think that one is mislabeled. It wouldn't be earlier than 1905 or so."
  • Gail Carriger
    on July 18, 2016 | 11:33 Gail Carrigersaid :
    "Why thank you kindly. I'm a mite obsessed."
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