****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
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
in cotton, linen, or our fine cotton-backed satin seen
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
rich pearl-and-gold braid trim placed over the
diagonal boning (decorative pin not included; please
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
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
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.
Eighteenth Century by Jill Hoverman
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