Tag Archives: corsets

1876 Canadian book railing against corsetry

I am not a follower of the Victorian hysteria over corsetry. When worn responsibly, corsets simply smoothed the figure, slightly slimmed the waist and supported the breasts – however it is the vanity of the wearer that turned these reasonable undergarments into objects … Continue reading

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1950 German commercial from Felina – maker of foundation garments

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Talking About…

Please join me at one or both lectures I am giving in the next couple of weeks. This friday, February 22, at 7:00 p.m. I am talking about the development of foundation garments – the corset, girdle, and bra – … Continue reading

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In Defense of Corsets…

I don’t know how many times I have heard the accusatory statement that corsetting is the worst thing women ever did to themselves in the name of beauty (and that somehow men were to blame…) Considering we are living in … Continue reading

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