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Women’s clothing styles retained the emphasis on a narrow bandeau bikini set|push up bikini set|bandeau swim top|bandeau bathing suits}, inverted conical torso, achieved with boned stays, above full skirts. Hoop skirts continued to be worn, reaching their largest size in the 1750s, and were sometimes replaced by side hoops, also called ‘false hips’, or panniers.[1] […]