****Style Advisory: This period-perfect corset is
suitable for foundation or outer fashion wear. This corset is not suitable for
tight-lacing or waist training.
It may also be ordered
underbust style.(View three 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," Leeann (12/10/09)
This period style corset is shaped by gussets inserted at the
bustline and at the hipline, also sometimes called
"flutes." Typically the back gap was worn fairly wide open
as shown. Our style may be ordered with the bottom gussets open (no
fabric) or with fabric and closed, with or without
overlacing. It may also be ordered with or without a
front busk closure (shown here with busk).It is produced standard in ivory, white,
or black cotton twill but 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."
When measuring for corsetry, kindly consult our
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.