elements of ancient costume 
Examples of different articles of clothing characteristic of a period, country, condition or occasion.
dress with panniers
Dress that appeared in the mid-18th century; it was worn over an underskirt with two hoops that made it puff out at the hips.
Funnel-shaped lace cuff with two or three flounces.
Decorative triangle worn under the bodice of the dress.
dress with bustle
Dress that appeared about 1870; it was worn over a bustle; which gave fullness to the back of the skirt.
Underskirt with a semicircular wire hoop at the back to support the skirt and draw it away from the body.
Close-fitting bodice with sleeves, cut off at the hip and buttoned in front; it appeared in the second half of the 18th century.