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 long stays are the perfect foundation for the neoclassical-inspired fashions of the early 1800s through the late 1820s. They lift and separate the bust with a combination of gussets and a center front busk, which also coaxes the wearer into a more historically correct posture. Our long stays extend to mid-hip, smoothing the stomach and shaping and supporting the torso. For a lighter alternative, we recommend our short stays.
- Appropriate for 1800–1820s
- Cotton sateen fashion fabric outer layer
- English cotton coutil and twill strength/lining layers
- Half-boned with steel boning
- Plus sizes (18–26) feature additional boning for added support
- Removable wooden busk at center front
- Center back lacing with two-piece nickel grommets
- Alterable straps
CUSTOM ORDER PROCESS: Please enter the following measurements in the notes at checkout (taken over a well-fitting modern bra): bra size, bust, underbust, waist, hip 7" below waist, underarm to waist, back of neck to waist.
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.
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 sizing in this style or 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.
Please see our Policies page for important information regarding payments, shipping, returns, and customs. International buyers are responsible for all VAT/customs fees. Under no circumstances will a shipment be marked as a "gift" or declared at a reduced value.
All Redthreaded corsets are handmade in our Colorado studio.