1785-1790 ca. Pink Stays, or Corset.
These pink stays, used in the Georgian Era, lace at the back.
The straps cross over, wrap around the back, and then hook at the front waist to give extra support.
The phalanges at the bottom are designed to spread over the hips and help hold the stays into position.
From the McCord Museum, Canada. McCord Museum mccord-museum.qc.ca Gift of Mrs. Hamilton