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Napoleonic Era
1800 – 1815

Features: High waist (under bust) and natural arm holes; lightweight fabrics. Undergarments needed: bra-style slip and bloomers (corset not necessary). $300 and up.

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American Empire
1820s – 1830s

Features: Leg-of-mutton sleeves, high waist (above natural waist line), drop shoulders. Undergarments needed: corset, pant-like bloomers, camisole, stiff petticoats. $300 and up.

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