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Antiquity. Fashion history reveals the first recorded corset originated from Crete in Greece, worn by the Minoan people. Images on ancient pottery show both women and men sporting form fitting belts and vests with leather rings or straps that constrict and shape the waist. Culturally, this showed a women’s ideal shape, accentuating the beauty ...
The corset has been an indispensable supportive undergarment for women, in Europe for several centuries, evolving as fashion trends have changed and being known, depending on era and geography, as bodies, stays and corsets. The appearance of the garment represented a change from people wearing clothes to fit their bodies to changing the shape ...
The Boudoir Key-Custom Corsetry (Ukraine) demonstrates the difference in fit between the red overbust (c. 1899) and peach demibust (c. 1890) corsets, and how a easily concave hip shelf can dramatically affect the silhouette compared to the sloping hip, among other pattern differences.
16th Century: The Rise of the Corset. The early 1500s marked the arrival of the corset among women in France. It grew in popularity as an undergarment that helped give women what was considered to be the perfect figure: the inverted cone shape. At this time, most corsets had a long piece of wood or whalebone sewn into the casing.
erinnlarsen. Prior to 1870, various types of silhouette-altering garments were worn to change the natural shape of the female body into a fabricated, structural work of art. In addition to the corset, this included hip pads, bum rolls, farthingales, side hoops, panniers, stiffened petticoats, and crinolines.
Compiled by R. L. Shep, Corsets - A Visual History is a must for anyone interested in fashion history. As its title implies, this book provides a "visual history," using images found in advertisements and catalogs from department stores and corset companies.
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Indeed, there is a long history of famous wearers such as Mae West, a habitual Spirella client. Marilyn Monroe is famously, but incorrectly, credited as a wearer of Spirella corsets. Miss Monroe wore corsets in several period films ( right ), and Spirella was consulted on their construction, but she never wore, nor did she need to wear a corset ...
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