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1902  beachwear corset.  A corset was often required, even while bathing, which, along with an increased participation of women in other sporting activities, led to a burst of inventiveness in corset shapes and types to accommodate every possible activity. This example of a bathing corset is lightly boned, fairly non-restrictive and made of wool, as were many bathing suits of the time.

Beachwear | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Since the 18th century, going to the seaside to experience the restorative effects of salt water and sea air was a common practice. During the 19th century, holidays at the beach were not only seen as beneficial to one's health, but also as fun

Corset Date: 1890s Culture: American Medium: cotton, boning, metal

Corset | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Marking: [imprint] "Dr. Warner's Caroline Health/None genuine without this stamp/Patented May 14, 1889/Long Waist"[label] (on box) "La Reine du Boudoir/F.P./San Vous Je Ne Suis Rien"

1870-1875  Corset made of cotton, silk and whalebone  Fashion Museum Bath

Young Ladies from the 1870's

1870-1875 Corset made of cotton, silk and whalebone Fashion Museum Bath

Ivory silk satin corset, masses of boning, classic shape. One of my favourite antique corset images ever. Satin fully-boned corsetry can be the perfect foundation for full bridal ensembles.

wedding corset

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Stays        Place of origin:        England, Britain (made)      Date:        1770-1790 (made)      Artist/Maker:        Unknown (production)      Materials and Techniques:        Silk damask, lined with linen, reinforced with whalebone, hand-sewn      Credit Line:        Given by Messrs Harrods Ltd.      Museum number:        T.909-1913      Gallery location:        In Storage

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Stays, 1780-1789 (made). Woman's stays 1780s, British; Crimson silk damask, partially boned, back lacing. Museum Number T.909-1913.

White silk moiré corset 1860-70 (via Philadelphia museum of art).

High Victoriana

historicalcorsets: “ White silk moiré corset 1860-70 (via Philadelphia museum of art). ”

Stays  1770-1790  © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Il peut aussi y avoir des couleurs qui claquent.

OMG that dress!

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Corset United States, circa 1895Costumes; underwear (upper body)Silk satin and cotton twill, and boning with silk-thread embroidery and silk lace and ribbon trim13 x 21 in. (33.02 x 53.34 cm)

Woman's Corset

Woman's Corset, Unknown, United States, circa 1895, Costumes, Silk satin and cotton twill, and boning with silk-thread embroidery and silk lace and ribbon trim.

fripperiesandfobs:    Corset ca. 1890  From the Philadelphia Museum of Art

High Victoriana

fripperiesandfobs: “ Corset ca. 1890 From the Philadelphia Museum of Art ”

Cotton Corset from V&A Collection, 1825-35. l Victoria and Albert Museum

Too Petite for Petite: Mounting a 19th Century Corset for Undressed • V&A Blog

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Corset  1918-1919  The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Inspiration for Catharine's corset

O'Conner, Moffatt & Company | Corset | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Corset 1918-1919 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Inspiration for Catharine's corset