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EIGHTEENTH CENTURY CORSET
BY JILL HOVERMAN

****Style Advisory: Amazingly excellent value at low price in a period-perfect corset in three fabric layers. Great choice for 18th Century and earlier historical re-enactments such as Rennaissance Faires. Perfect for bridal ensemble when adorned with embroidery, lace, pearls, or rhinestones/It does not provide the proper underbust hourglass silhouette required for serious waist training or to create a natural bosom shape for foundation wear. Note the lovely rosette bodice clips and garter embellishments available for order with your corset or later. (View additional images below the ordering section on this page.)****

This older style corset from the 18th Century and earlier is easily associated with the Hollywood movies "Shakespeare in Love," "Casanova," and "Dangerous Liasons" but is rarely if ever, seen produced here with Jill's unique square tabs at the bodice's bottom edge. More traditionally the tabs are gently scalloped.

It can be stunning when worn for for special parties and weddings in a lovely Chinese silk brocade with appliques and coordinating lace choker. Lovely in cotton, linen, or our fine cotton-backed satin seen here: Fabrics.

However, you may prefer a more imaginative and elegant "take" on the style, and order embellishments, such as lace applied peeking over the bodice's top edge binding, or just below it on the body of the corset. You may also order it embellished with rich pearl-and-gold braid trim placed over the diagonal boning (decorative pin not included; please email your design ideas for a price bid), but is quite demurely lovely when worn unadorned but in a silk fabric, or more traditional linen fabric.

Note that this style is only for outer fashion wear since the bodice artificially elevates the bosom and provides a straight-rib figure silhouette from a front view. In addition, our traditional pattern is high back with permanent shoulder straps. Also, flossing is unavailable on this style.

A similar but shorter style is the earlier Renaissance corset.

We offer several unique options and design features to allow more fun in creating your own individual design. If you desire a design feature or embellishment that you don't see offered here, please send us email to inquire. Prices quoted are based on a cotton corset with modest upcharges for other fabric options.

When measuring for corsetry, kindly consult our website measurement page and view a graphic and images of precisely how and where specific measurements should be taken. If you wish us to review your torso photos and evaluate measurements for correctness, we will invoice an additional $15.

18th Century - Overbust
 
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Code: 18th Century - Overbust
Price: $375.00

Shipping Weight: 16.00 pounds
 
 
 
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