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The Lydia Corset - 1860's

$ 850.00
The Lydia Corset is our version of this famous corset in the collection at the V&A. This crinoline-era corset nips in the waist, is fairly short over the hips, and has a cupped, natural bust height placement. Rows and rows of synthetic whalebone, flossed right through in contrast thread, completes the historical look of this corset. After a few wearings, the synthetic whalebone will shape to the wearer, creating a softer hourglass shape. 
This style is appropriate for the 1850's until the bodice hem lines drop over the hips in the mid 1870's.
Made to your measurements. mockup is included with all Atelier orders for a fully bespoke experience.

Due to the varying availability of materials, some minor details may change such as exact lace/trims etc. We can customize most details, colors, materials, etc.




  • Silk satin fashion fabric
  • Coutil strength layer
  • Bias-cut front panels, copying historical examples
  • Contrast hand-stitched flossing details
  • Synthetic Whalebone in 6mm widths
  • Steels at lacing edges
  • Waist tape
  • Two-piece nickel grommets
  • Drawstring over bust 
Atelier pricing includes all details as photographed as well as mockup. Please contact us for custom colors, fabrics, or other design changes. Let us make you something amazing.
CURRENT LEAD TIME: 6-8 weeks from date of full payment
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All Redthreaded corsets are handmade by us in our Colorado studio. Please see our other listings for custom sizing, corsetry for other historical periods, avant garde corsets, and other costume pieces. 


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Photo credit: Merritt Portrait Studio 
Accessories kindly provided by: American Duchess, Anachronism in Action, Dames a la Mode, & The Whip Stitch

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