These were the under garments that women in the 1800's used to wear.
I made them along with my class mates for a Costume Production class, we made three sets of under garments and three dresses. The under garments consist of drawers (which look like harem pants except with a whole in the middle), a chemise (a long shirt), a corset, and a petticoat. I would of loved living during this time period but summer must of been so difficult for women back then ! I was hot and I wasnt even wearing a dress over these. Women would wear all of this plus a dress and often more than one petticoat.
and these are the dresses we made :)