Romance novelist buys full set of Victorian undergarments to understand what makes a bodice-ripper


Romance novelist buys full set of Victorian undergarments to understand what makes a bodice-ripper

Romance novelist buys full set of Victorian undergarments to understand what makes a bodice-ripper

11:20 PM on 20th July 2011

Woman in Corset 1898 Waisting away: Corsets were one layer of the dozen that made up a full 1860s outfit - and got in the way of romance

Waisting away: Corsets were one layer of the dozen that made up a full circa 1860s outfit – and got in the way of romance

Deanne Gist

Perfectionist: Ms Gist uses her specially-made outfit to illustrate the chore of daily dressing circa 1880

User manual: Ms Gist Deeanne Gist Instructional video

User manual: Ms Gist”s Victorian dress came with a 17 minute instructional video

Maid to Match Deanne Gist Deanne Gist Beguiled

Labour of love: Ms Gist tries to be as accurate as possible, her novels part of a booming interest in historical romance

VICTORIAN LOVE: THE 12 LAYERS BETWEEN THE LORD AND HIS LADY