Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Victorian Corsetry Inspiration

Le corset dans l'art et les moeurs du XIIIe au XXe siècle.
from farthingales.on.ca
Illustration from the Ladies Home Journal, October 1900, contrasting the old Victorian corseted silhouette with the new Edwardian "S-bend" corseted silhouette.
from agelesspatterns.com 1891 Corset Cover
Multi-Size - 28-50 Bust - 20-42 Waist
I know that the Victorian corsets did horrendous things to the female body, but the actual hour glass shape is quite beautiful, I guess a little like the craziness of the sky high heels we love now. Painful and dangerous beauty. I am physically happier in more comfortable garments, but I love the look of the corset in imagery and fashion, so thought I do a post for victorian corset references.

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