- Pannier (clothing)
Panniers or side hoops are women's
undergarments worn in the eighteenth centuryto extend the width of the skirts at the side while leaving the front and back flat. This provided a flat panel where boldly scaled woven patterns or rich embroidery could be fully appreciated.
The style originated in Spanish court dress of the seventeenth century, familiar in portraits by Velázquez. By mid-eighteenth century it had been developed into the "robe à la française", which ensured that a woman took up three times as much space as a man and always presented an imposing spectacle. At their most extreme, in the French court of
Marie Antoinette, panniers could extend the skirt several feet at each side.
The name comes from
panniers, a French term for wicker baskets("paniers" in current French) slung on either side of a pack animal.
1750-1795 in fashion
* [http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/18sil/hd_18sil.htm Eighteenth-Century Silhouette and Support] at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
* [http://www.costumes.org/history/100pages/18thwomenscut.htm The Costumer's Manifesto: The Cut of Women's Clothes 1700-1800]
* [http://www.fashion-era.com/paniers.htm Paniers]
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