I've told you all about my wedding dress, from conception of the idea to final stitch. I've shared about making my veil. I've discussed the silk corset and petticoat I made specifically for the occasion. But we're still missing part of my bridal trousseau. What did I wear under the corset and the petticoat? Any historical clothing enthusiast will tell you the importance of wearing a layer under the corset to prevent chafing and pinching. A shift/chemise of some sort. I wanted to be comfortable on my wedding day, so clearly this wasn't something I would skip! Thus, without further ado, let's talk about what I wore under everything else on my wedding day!
Combinations came about in the 1870's. A chemise and a pair of split-crotch drawers were the underwear of the day, and combinations are simply a combination of those two garments - basically a split-crotch romper to be worn under the corset.
|(Don't know what's up with the look on my face here, but I promise I was actually happy!)|
The finished combinations were just what I wanted!