1820-1840 ca. Hand-Embroidered Wedding Corset, Connecticut, USA. Ivory cotton covered with hand embroidery, including love birds on hearts, front pocket for busk, eyelets for back lacing.Continue reading →
Stays and Corsets through the Regency Years. The word ‘Corset’ comes from the French word ‘corps’ for body.
Through the centuries, body wraps, stays, and corsets created varied silhouettes, sometimes flattening breasts and accentuating rounded hips. Or, as in the Regency years, pushing up breasts and showing off bustlines beneath square-cut and low-cut necklines.