The Female Form Through Time

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How the female silhouette has changed through time

a pale pink Victorian corset on a mannequin

Dates

Permanent

Online exhibition: The Female Form Through Time

An online exhibition in association with Google Arts & Culture - click here to view.

The Female Form Though Time examines how women have been artificially changing the shape of their bodies for centuries to follow fashion, through Discovery Museum's Costume collection.

Body sculpting undergarments, padding and optical illusions have all been used to create the desired silhouette. 

For more Women's History Month content click here. 

Curator's film: The Female Form Through Time

Join our assistant keeper of history Helen Vasey in the Costume stores, for a behind-the-scenes perspective and curator's insight into the intricacies of Victorian underwear. 

Part 1 of our Style Stories series.