18th Century Wool, Leather And Linen, Front Lacing Stays.
Stays were associated with respectability and high social status and therefore seen as a necessary garment for all respectable women. There was also an erotic dimension to completing your toilette, which included donning a corset, so in some places e.g. France, the performance of dressing and undressing became semi-public.
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