Bustles to Bras

200 Years of the Feminine Silhouette

Wilmington, Delaware

Fashion history presentations
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Speaking & Fundraising

Historic clothing
34 hand-stitched eyelets for laced ball gown.

General Speaker / Entertainment

  • If your group or organization is located here in Delaware, you can find Karen and Bustles to Bras through the Speakers Bureau of the Delaware Humanities Forum.
  • You can also find at this website her second show, Close to the Vest & Under the Skirt.


  • The Delaware Humanities Forum does not permit the sale of tickets. However, if your group or organization is interested in a fundraising event, you may contact Karen directly through this website.
  • Presented as a fundraiser for the New Castle Historical Society, Michael Connolly, executive director, had this to say:

    "This historic fashion show was a great success, and your organization of the program was outstanding! With the right mix of educational details, beautiful clothing and humor, you created an engaging and entertaining program."

Available For These Areas

New Castle County, Delaware and nearby Pennsylvania, Maryland & New Jersey:

  • Wilmington
  • Newark
  • Bear
  • New Castle
  • Kennett Square
  • Landenberg
  • West Chester
  • Chadd’s Ford
  • Longwood
  • Elkton
  • North East
  • Carney’s Point
  • Woodstown

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