In a dramatic departure from the rigid, conical silhouettes of previous centuries, women of the Regency era adopted a softer, more romantic look with a raised waist and columnar line. To achieve the new fashionable silhouette, they began wearing corsets which emphasized and lifted the curve of the bust.
Our Regency short stays are the perfect foundation for the neoclassical-inspired fashions of the early 1800s through the late 1820s. This style is a lighter alternative to a full length corset. With that in mind, we recommend our long stays for plus sizes as they provide more shaping and support.
- Appropriate for 1800–1820s
- Cotton sateen fashion fabric outer layer
- English cotton coutil and twill strength/lining layers
- Half-boned with steel boning
- Center back lacing with two-piece nickel grommets
- Alterable side seams and straps
Based on historical examples from Jane Austen's time, our Regency stays utilize theatrical construction techniques and modern materials to bring you an accurate silhouette in a sturdy, comfortable garment. You can read more about our research and inspiration for these stays 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.
For custom sizing in this style, please see our Custom Classic Corset listings. 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 sizes in 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.
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All Redthreaded corsets are handmade in our Colorado studio.