IMPERFECT Regency Short Stays
"Imperfect" corsets may be slightly older variations on a style, may have cosmetic imperfections such as minor marks or discoloration from fittings/handling or wear during photoshoots, or minor stitching irregularities. These imperfections in no way alter the durability or fit.
Our short stays are based on historical extant examples from the Regency period. These are appropriate for costuming 1800-1820's. Regency short corsets feature steel boning throughout, English cotton coutil strength layer, white cotton sateen fashion fabric, and center back lacing with two piece nickel grommets. Short stays provide a lighter alternative to a full length corset. With that in mind, we recommend our long stays for plus sizes as they provide more support.
The regency era saw a departure from the rigid, conical silhouettes of previous eras. Women adopted a more romantic look with a raise "empire" waistline, and began wearing corsets which emphasized and raised the curve of the bust.
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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