wearing corset

when people complain about season 1 being boring and im like this is literally the happiest season ever can we just go back to season 1 please everyone is alive everyone wears turbans flint is just an asshole that ran away with someones wife silver has two legs eleanor doesnt have to wear a corset jack wears sunglasses gates just sits out on the porch for hours watching naft critique tit art like this season was so Good.

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If you’re going to tell me that Gamzee Makara–the troll who carries around glittery special stardust to throw in their own face at periodic intervals–wouldn’t actively try to glue as many sparkly things to their face as possible, you’re wrong and I’ll fight you.

Steampunk Femzee debut, Katsucon XXI 2015

Femzee | Karkat | Photographer

“Nothing bold or magnificent is built from fear.” –Amazon’s The Collection

Gone was the hard, boxy and masculine look (including liberating trousers) that came with wartime fabric rationing. “Hideous and repellent” is how Dior described that look. Instead he made sculpted dresses of as much as 25 yards of the finest luxury fabrics: ultrafeminine, but a burden to wear. Corsets shrank waists by up to two inches; crinolines and padding made full, calf-length skirts even more voluminous. Busts were lifted and breasts made into pointed cones. High heels and wide-brimmed or tilted tri-cornered hats completed the look. Comfort was not the point: not then, and not now, on the small screen. [x]

anonymous asked:

who wants to bet that katie mcgrath wrote my immortal

Hi my name is Kashy Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way McGra and I have long ebony black hair (that’s how I got my name) with purple streaks and red tips that reaches my mid-back and icy blue eyes like limpid tears and a lot of people tell me I look like Amy Lee (AN: if u don’t know who she is get da hell out of here!). I’m not related to Gerard Way but I wish I was because he’s a major fucking hottie. I’m a vampire but my teeth are straight and white. I have pale white skin. I’m also a witch, and I go to a magic school called Hogwarts in England where I’m in the seventh year (I’m seventeen). I’m a goth (in case you couldn’t tell) and I wear mostly black. I love Hot Topic and I buy all my clothes from there. For example today I was wearing a black corset with matching lace around it and a black leather miniskirt, pink fishnets and black combat boots. I was wearing black lipstick, white foundation, black eyeliner and red eye shadow. I was walking outside Hogwarts. It was snowing and raining so there was no sun, which I was very happy about. A lot of preps stared at me. I put up my middle finger at them.

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Welcome back to FRIDAY FASHION FACT! Today’s topic is one that seems to be quite the curiosity to many people, or, more accurately, to many women. That’s right, I’m finally covering maternity wear in the age of corsets! It’s no wonder why this topic is so perplexing to so many people- it is a shockingly un-discussed area of fashion history. We rarely, if ever, see images of pregnant women throughout history. What we commonly see, though, is women with teeny-tiny waists that are caged in and perfectly flattened by stays and corsets. Clearly, those styles didn’t leave much room for a little alien growing in a woman’s belly. Yet the fact that we all here today is proof that the vast majority of women throughout history were pregnant at some point in their lives. This means that some sort of clothing accommodating a rapidly growing midsection had to exist. So what did it look like?

Up until the Renaissance, maternity wear was barely, if at all, different from regular dress. This is because in these early days, clothing was not fitted to the body. Fabric was cut in rectangular pieces that were laced together, making it easy to tighten or loosen a dress. During pregnancy, women would simply loosen the lacing, allowing more of her underlayers of clothing to be visible, possibly adding additional layers. Later in a pregnancy, women simply stayed at home, meaning they could just wear loose undergarments and open robes. During the late Middle Ages, it was in fact fashionable for a woman to appear pregnant, whether or not she actually was. They would wear high waisted gowns with extra fabric gathered around her belly, thus making specific maternity wear unnecessary.

By the Renaissance, though, seams and structure became integral parts of fashion. Stays came into fashion (read here) resulting in a restricted bodice. During this era, women would loosen the bottom of their stays as much as possible during the early part of their pregnancy, thus causing the bump to appear rather low. Those who could afford new clothing would wear shortened bodices as their stomachs grew larger. Those who could not had two options. One, they would wear a man’s waistcoat paired with their loose underlayers and skirts. This is because during this era men’s waistcoats had vents in the back, held together by lacing which could be loosened. The other option was to wear a bodice that laced in the front, leaving the lacing around the belly open. This would then be covered up with an apron. Using an apron to cover an open bodice that accommodated a full belly remained the go-to style for the pregnant poor for the next couple of centuries.

The first official pregnancy garment was created in the 17th century. Known as the Adrienne dress, the style had loose folds of fabric where normally a fitted waist would be found. The Adrienne developed throughout the next century, and by the 18th century it often included a bib that could be folded down for breastfeeding. In the early 19th century Neoclassical era, fashion was once again in a style that easily accommodated a pregnant figure. By the 1820s, though, structured undergarments made their way back into style, soon becoming the cinched-waisted corsets we associate with the word today. However, maternity corsets were also created around this time. These garments were created to shape, support, and minimize the appearance of a belly. They were adjustable, and some had flaps for breastfeeding. There were countless styles created, all boasting some new-found advantage.

Throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, maternity wear would either raise or lower waistlines, depending on which was more fashionable at the time, to accommodate the shape. The crinoline era used empire waists, as well as separate blouses and skirts, often covered by a large jacket to hide the bump. At home, wrappers and robes were extremely common. The bustle era, with its drop waists, attempted to hide the shape by smoothing it down into folds of fabric by the hips. When tea gowns- unstructured, flowing dresses- were developed towards the end of the Victorian era, they became the fashionable choice for women at home, particularly towards the end of their term. Yet the birth (get it??) of the ready to wear industry (read here) and the downfall of the corset shortly after caused maternity wear to shift towards the distinctive garments we often think of today. That, however, is a topic for another day.

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Hi my name is Ritsu Ebony Dark'ness Kageyama Raven Way and I have anime ebony black hair (that’s how I got my name) with purple streaks and blue tips that reaches my neck and icy blue eyes like limpid tears and a lot of people tell me I look like my brother (AN: if u don’t know who he is get da hell out of here!). I’m not related to Gerard Way but I wish I was because he’s a major fucking hottie. I’m a vampire but my teeth are straight and white. I have pale white skin. I’m also a psychic, and I go to a school called Salt Mid in Japan where I’m in the first year (I’m thirteen). I’m a goth (in case you couldn’t tell) and I wear mostly black. I love Hot Topic and I buy all my clothes from there. For example today I was wearing a black corset with matching lace around it and a black leather pants, pink fishnets and black combat boots. I was wearing black lipstick, white foundation, black eyeliner and red eye shadow. I was walking outside Salt. It was snowing and raining so there was no sun, which I was very happy about. Reigen stared at me. I put up my middle finger at him.

Hi my name is Heathcliff Dark’ness Dementia Raven Poe and I have long ebony black hair (that’s how I got my name) with purple streaks and red tips that reaches my mid-back and icy blue eyes like limpid tears and a lot of people tell me I look like a Gothic Patriarchal Monster allegory (AN: if u don’t know wat dat is get da hell out of here!). I’m not related to Edgar Allan  Poe but I wish I was because he’s a major fucking hottie. I’m a vampire but my teeth are straight and white. I have pale white skin. I’m also an asocial sexual minority symbol, and I live in a big dark mansion in the yorkshire moors in England where I live all alone in my room (i’m 37). I’m a goth (in case you couldn’t tell) and I wear mostly black. I love Hot Topic and I buy all my clothes from there. For example today I was wearing a black corset with matching lace around it and a black leather miniskirt, pink fishnets and black combat boots. I was wearing black lipstick, white foundation, black eyeliner and red eye shadow. I was walking across the moors. It was snowing and raining so there was no sun, which I was very happy about. the ghost of my dead wife stared at me. I put up my middle finger at her.

When I’m wearing the corset I can’t bend the middle of my body so I have to chill in an awkward position that makes me look like a dead body somebody finds in Central Park on SVU.

Hi my name is Yuri Dark'ness Dementia Tiger Plisetsky and I have long yellow blonde hair (that’s how I got my name) and glass green eyes like limpid tears and a lot of people tell me I look like Viktor Nikiforov (AN: if u don’t know who he is get da hell out of here!). I’m not related to Christophe Giacometti but I wish I was because he’s a major fucking hottie. I’m an ice skater and I go to a training school in St. Petersburg where I’m in the fifth year (I’m fifteen). I’m a furry (in case you couldn’t tell) and I wear mostly leopard print. I love Hot Topic and I buy all my clothes from there. For example today I was wearing a leopard print corset with matching lace around it and a black tiger print leather miniskirt, pink fishnets and black combat boots. I was walking outside the rink. It was snowing and raining so there was no sun, which I was very happy about. Yuri Katsuki stared at me. I put up my middle finger at him.
“Hey Yuri!” shouted a voice. I looked up. It was…. Otabek Altin!
“What’s up Otabek?” I asked.
“Nothing.” he said shyly.
But then, I heard my friends call me and I had to go away.

anonymous asked:

if you HAD to choose: Lena or Morgana?

I would personally choose Morgana. She literally had no one on her side for the longest time until Morgause showed up. There were ample opportunities for Merlin and Gaius to help her but they didn’t. But at the same time my poor little baby became a badass high priestess. 

I love Lena, I do. But my heart is pulling towards Morgana….and….also, the corsets she wears and this dress

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