OVERBUST 18th CENTURY
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Perfect for bridal ensemble when adorned with embroidery,
lace, pearls, or rhinestones.This corset is not
suitable for waist training or to create a natural bosom shape for foundation
wear. (View additional images below the ordering section
on this page.)****
This style corset in the 1700s, called "stays",
makes a lovely party or wedding corset.
It is designed to give the wearer a long, conical
shape with only a limited amount of waist reduction.
Expect the ribcage to feel a solid but pleasant hug;
achieving the desired cone shape requires some
pressure on the lower ribs. The corset
must be moderately laced due to the rib pressure
it exerts when worn.
This style is suitable for many different shapes of figures
from slim to full, and enhances any bosom.
The bosom is elevated up and appears to be peeking
out of the upper edge as "pert apples" sitting
on a tray!
Until the late 1700�s this style corset was
�fully boned� heavily with hundreds of multiple
narrow channels for bone-right-next-to-bone spacing.
To achieve a smooth line in the front, most
1700s corsets have back lacing only.
Alternatively, some have both front and back lacing.
The front lacing is across a separate fully-boned
"stomacher" placed in front of the body.
Next, a similarly-boned corset is wrapped around
the torso and laced down the front to hold in the
stomacher. Back lacing and shoulder straps are built
into this style to pull the shoulders up and back,
giving an elegant. upright posture.
Finally, no eighteenth century corset is
complete without a wooden busk that is inserted
down the center front of the corset after lacing
is completed. The wooden busk enhances the
cone shape of the figure and also takes pressure off
the stomach area.
Today's modern version of this style, offered here
and developed in the late 1700s, has much
less boning as a matter of production economy
and efficiency. Those into historical reenactments
typically make their own period-correct fully-boned
corsets in this style, inasmuch as extraordinary
and careful labor is required for that purpose.
18th century stays are very comfortable to wear
after your body adapts to them during the
"seasoning" process. Some re-enactors
over time are able to train their bodies in
to a more advanced cone shape with a tiny waist
much as we see in period portraits.
HOW TO UNDERSTAND THE CHOICES AVAILABLE BELOW
IN THIS STYLE ORDER FORM:
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Overbust 18th Century
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Code: Overbust 18th Century
Shipping Weight: 15.00 pounds
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