STYLE ADVISORY: This period-perfect corset is
suitable for foundation or outer fashion wear and
provides a straighter, column-like silhouette
than the hourglass. "The Ani", a curvier hybrid
of this style, is available. This corset is not
suitable for tight-lacing or waist training.
It may also be ordered in an
underbust style.( View additional images below the
ordering section on this page.)
"Received the muslin for my new Jill corset
and it seems to fit perfectly! All the corsets I have
bought from you over the years fit well, so I don't
know how Jill would be any different! Love,"
This period corset is shaped by gussets inserted at the
bustline and at the hipline, also sometimes called
"flutes" (a closeup is pictured below).
Typically the back gap was worn fairly wide open
It comes standard
with a front busk but
may be ordered without one. In addition,
it may be ordered with an underwire bustcups and
detachable straps similar to the lovely Rose Corset
This style is also produced in an underbust version,
called "The Equestrian" corset.
Note the variety of shapes of the upper perimeter, namely
straight across as in the beige corset, or the Valentine shape
as in the white corset. The beige corset is shown right
worn over a ruffled
chemise and pantaloons which Jill also makes.
This corset is produced standard in ivory, white,
or black cotton twill, but is also shown on this page in beige polycotton
brocade (see below list of other colors available).
It will come laced with shoe lace-like
lacing cord which you may change at your location, or
Corsetiere Jill Hoverman adds this interesting note about the history
of Regency corsets:
"Below are a couple of useful links to information about
Dates of the Regency period are a bit difficult to
establish with certainty. The British Regency period is
defined as 1811-1820 when George the IV was prince regent.
The high-waisted dresses and attendant undergarments
were worn during this time, but were also worn earlier
during the Napoleonic wars (empire period 1803-1815)
following the French Revolution. The philosophical
switch from a ruling class where membership was
hereditary to democracy where any one can rise to a
position of leadership led to a revival of classical art.
The slim, column-like shape of Empire and Regency
period gowns was designed to evoke classical Greek statues.
In the new United States, clothing styles changed
more slowly, especially in newly settled areas.
Indiana was the frontier during the early to mid 19th
century. Women were still wearing the Regency style
corset well into the 1830s and 40s."
UNDERSTANDING HOW TO MEASURE:
When measuring for corsetry, kindly consult our
measurement page and view a graphic and images of
precisely how and where specific measurements should be
UNDERSTANDING THE CHOICES AVAILABLE BELOW
IN THIS STYLE ORDER FORM:
You will be offered various choices in the
design of this corset style by Jill. Before placing your order
you may wish to see pictures of those choices
and read descriptions. Please consult the
Design Navigation Button, and under it the
ten design categories or options including but not
limited to fabrics and braid
Overbust "The Regency Riding" Corset
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