You can never dress alone ...
... if your clothes are this complicated.
This sort of fashion was probably the reason why very few European ladies follow their husbands when they go pillaging in the tropics in the 18th century. The suffering when your scapula began to itch; how on earth do you reach that annoying spot?
I don't imagine the garment is terribly comfortable; the boning of the corset looks like sheer torture. Keeping the spine erect is one thing, but the squashing of boobies is another.
Thank God this style is no longer in fashion, no? Although those pockets are really kind of sweet.
*stolen from theLiverpool Museum blog.