IMPERFECT 1780's Front Lacing Stays
"Imperfect" corsets have cosmetic imperfections such as minor marks or discoloration from fittings/handling or wear during photoshoots, or minor fabric or assembly irregularities. These imperfections in no way alter the durability or fit.
Front lacing stay style based extant examples from the late 1700's. This style utilizes historical shapes, theatrical construction techniques, and steel boning to bring you the silhouette of the later Georgian era. These corsets feature cut in one bound tabs, English cotton coutil strength layer, white cotton sateen fashion fabric, steel boning, and spiral lacing with two piece nickel grommets up center front. The side and back seams are alterable, as is the strap angle. Plus Sizing (18-26 Womens) features additional boning for added support.
The 1780's style features a lower bust line, more extreme diagonal style lines, and is overall about 3/4"-1" shorter than our earlier period closed front stays. It creates the conical torso with small waist, low rounded bosom, and shoulders drawn back with shoulder straps. The front lacing simplifies dressing, and the closed back makes for a lovely smooth line beneath Anglaise and Italian gowns.
Add an optional Stomacher to your order for added front support and sizing flexibility.
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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