Degas depicted his washerwomen exhausted after many hours of ironing. This 'ironing lady' has yet to start her tasks. She is wearing a practical ensemble for a working woman showing our wide petticoat in black. Buy in white and dye it yourself. It is perfect under costumes or can make a quick rehearsal skirt.
Look created using:
Sleeveless Nightdress (not visible, worn as underwear) - £28.00
19th Century Corset (not visible, worn as underwear to give silhouette) - £130.00
Men's 17th Century Shirt - £50.00
Headscarf (worn as shawl) - £5.00
Shop Apron (worn folded down) - £10.00
Petticoat (dyed black for illustration only) - £72.00