Hi, It's Kate, Felicia's friend. I decided to do a guest post on 18th century French fashion. I love to find out all I can about historic fashion, especially 18th century! So hopefully this will be interesting:P
To start out, I have spent a lot of time figuring out what the woman wore for under garments in the French court and I finally got it all together. First a lady will put on her shift, a light, knee length dress.
Next she would lace up her stays, made of metal or whale bones.
Next are the shoes and stockings and garters. Garters are to tie up the stocking.
Now, a lady would put on her pocket hoops.
Then she would tie on an under petticoat and an over petticoat. The over petticoat would be more fancy.