Commonside West

Commonside West

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Partial / Incomplete Date c.1900
Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 Phox Studios
Picture Reference Mit_​Parks_​Open_​Spaces_​1-3
Original Format Photo
Notes / History Relaxing with baby on Commonside West, near the junction with "Cold Blows".

This type of close-fitting bodice with its mutton sleeves was popular during the 1890s. It was worn over a tightly laced corset, designed to create a flatteringly slim waist, while lifting the bust.

By this stage the broad crinoline skirt had been replaced by a straight, naturally flowing skirt worn over a loose petticoat and bloomers.

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