"...Inspired by the brief period of classical democracy, fashion was flowing and diaphanous. For the first twenty years of the 19th c. women could discard corsets and wear less restrictive, more simplistic muslin gowns emphasizing the bust in an empire silhouette." Rivaling Paris, this intriguing text delves into tales of the romantic period of bonnets, muslin and lace fixation. 64 pages. 8". Sftcvr.