Swiss waist

The Swiss waist is fashionable accessory; bodice (corselet; corsage) or belt. The accessory was inspired by traditional Swiss women’s clothing. The Swiss waist was popular in the mid-19th century and returned for a second time as a belt at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Swirling hat

The Swirling hat (or “Rings of Saturn”, or “roll hat”) is a layered headdress of the 15-16th centuries. This headgear swirling (rolled, curved, coiled, twisting) around the head like a clock spring or a roll of toilet paper.

Spencer jacket

The Spencer is a short fitted jacket, without basque, only going down to mid-back, with long sleeves. It’s origin is attributed to an English lord, George Spencer, who allegedly burned his coat by warming himself too close to the fireplace.

Sleeve puffs

The Sleeve puffs is sleeve supports, special pads on the sleeves to keep in shape. They gained popularity in 1820’s-1840’s. The pads were made of cotton or linen, stuffed with cotton wool, goose feathers or down.

Samovar

A samovar (ru: самовар; literally “self-brewer”) is a metal container traditionally used to heat and boil water in Russia. Additionally, the samovar is well known outside of Russia and spread through the Russian culture to Eastern Europe, South-Eastern Europe, Iran, Afghanistan, the Kashmir region of India, the Middle East, Azerbaijan and is also known in some parts of Central Europe.