1690's Stays -- Synthetic Whalebone
A new "favourite" amongst historical costumers, the fashions of the turn of the 18th century require rigid stays with a long, columnar torso and very straight front. This style utilizes historical pattern shapes, theatrical construction techniques, and synthetic whalebone to bring you the silhouette of the 1680's-1720's, perfect for Mantua gowns. Read more about synthetic whalebone here. We also offer a steel boned version of this style.
These corsets feature cut in one bound tabs, English cotton coutil strength layer, twill lining, and spiral lacing with two piece nickel grommets up center back. The fashion fabric is cotton sateen in a gorgeous buttercream color. The side seams are alterable, as is the strap angle. Plus Sizing (18-26 Womens) features additional boning for added support.
The long tabs and higher top edge set this style apart from our later period stays. A removable wooden busk creates a straight center front. The straps perch just on the point of the shoulder, a holdover from the wide necklines of the late 17th century.
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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