As the fashionable shape evolved through the late 1820s through the early 1840s, so did the necessary foundation garments. Stays of the period generally retained the same shapes and seaming as earlier styles, but they, too, shifted towards a curvier, hourglass silhouette.
While they have similar bust and hip gores when compared with our Regency long stays, our 1830s stays have a less extreme push-up bustline, a lower hip line, and a higher, more defined waist. These stays feature a curved version of our exclusive Redthreaded wooden busk, which helps to correct modern posture and support the bust, and the adjustable straps draw the shoulders back and allow you to anchor 1830s sleeve supports in place.
- Appropriate for 1820s–1840s
- 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 throughout for added support
- Removable wooden busk at center front
- Center back lacing with two-piece nickel grommets
- Alterable side seams and 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.
Our 1830s stays are based closely on historical pattern shapes and extant examples, but 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.