the edwardian corset

1900s Combination Corset Bloomers: It has little shell buttons all the way down the back.  soft sheer white cotton with the finest Valenciennes lace details all over front & back. There’s a small name embroidered on the front side it says “Helene”, There are little delicate ribbon “belt loops” inside the front lace near bust for a silk ribbon that will tie it in tighter for shape.This has that wonderful antique Gibson Girl style/shape commonly called a pigeon front, for the way it billows out full in front.                

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1) Stays, 1750, France.

2) Corset, 1875.

3) Ventilated corset, 1885.

4) Corset, 1898.

5) Sports corset, 1900.

6) Corset catalog, 1902-03.

7) Brassiere, 1915.

8) Men’s health belt, 1930.

9) Brassiere, 1938.

10) Panty girdle, 1969.