18th Century Women’s Panniers and Hoops

Last updated: Feb 20, 2024

The London Tradesman has quite a lot to say about hooped petticoats, their history, and their manufacture, but for our purposes, the most useful bit is this:

The Materials are ſtriped Holland, Silk, or Check, according to the Quality of the Fair, to be incloſed, and ſupported with Rows of Whale-Bone, or Rattan.