Couple;1904. The excitement generated in unraveling the endless complexities of women's dress during an amorous adventure is evident here. Corsets laced at the back and most dresses and petticoats did up at the back too. Getting down to the nitty-gritty involved a great deal of unlacing, unfastening and unbuttoning. Some men liked the corset and lacy underpinnings to remain on ( the legs of women's underwear were not always joined together).