1750s–1770s Strapless Stays (Synthetic Whalebone) — Custom-Sized
1750s–1770s Strapless Stays (Synthetic Whalebone) — Custom-Sized
1750s–1770s Strapless Stays (Synthetic Whalebone) — Custom-Sized
1750s–1770s Strapless Stays (Synthetic Whalebone) — Custom-Sized
1750s–1770s Strapless Stays (Synthetic Whalebone) — Custom-Sized
1750s–1770s Strapless Stays (Synthetic Whalebone) — Custom-Sized
1750s–1770s Strapless Stays (Synthetic Whalebone) — Custom-Sized
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1750s–1770s Strapless Stays (Synthetic Whalebone) — Custom-Sized

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$ 460.00
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$ 460.00
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Due to overwhelming interest, we no longer maintain waitlists. We open a limited number of custom order deposit slots every 3-6 months.
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Next deposit opening: approx. September, 2022

Throughout much of the 18th century, a conical torso with a defined waist and rounded bosom was seen as the ideal shape. Our 1750s–1770s strapless stays recreate this fashionable silhouette and are the perfect base for your historical costume, Marie Antoinette cosplay, American Revolutionary War persona, or other Georgian-period impression. 

These stays are based on the same pattern as our 18th century closed-front stays, with adjusted front point and top edge shaping. They feature cut-in-one tabs to comfortably elongate and define the waist, as well as diagonal seam lines and boning to smooth and support the torso. Strapless stays allow a greater range of motion in the shoulders, making them a good choice for camp follower impressions or costumes where a lot of movement is required.

Details:

  • Appropriate for 1750s–1770s
  • Cotton sateen fashion fabric outer layer
  • English cotton coutil and twill strength/lining layers
  • Half-boned with synthetic whalebone
  • Plus sizes (18–26) feature additional boning throughout for added support
  • Center back spiral lacing with two-piece nickel grommets
  • Alterable side seams

CUSTOM ORDER PROCESS: Please enter the following measurements in the notes at checkout (taken over a well-fitting modern bra): bra size, bust, underbust, waist, hip 7" below waist, underarm to waist, back of neck to waist.

Our stays and corsets are based closely on historical pattern shapes and extant examples, but utilize theatrical construction techniques and modern materials to bring you an accurate silhouette in a sturdy, comfortable garment. You can read more about the research and inspiration for this style on our blog.

Detailed instructions for how to wear and maintain your corset can be found on our Wear & Care page, while general ordering information can be found in our FAQ section. We also have a video walking you through all our classic corset alteration points.

You can find our line of luxury corsetry made with customizable fabrics and details at Redthreaded Atelier, and you can also contact us to discuss other custom design ideas. For standard sizing in this style or other historical periods, please see our Classic Corset range. If you want to make your own, we have individually sized paper patterns and kits as well as print-at-home digital patterns available.

Please see our Policies page for important information regarding payments, shipping, returns, and customs. International buyers are responsible for all VAT/customs fees. Under no circumstances will a shipment be marked as a "gift" or declared at a reduced value.

All Redthreaded corsets are handmade in our Colorado studio.

First and last photos by Lindsey Loves History, featuring Not Your Momma's History at the Van Cortlandt House Museum.