Our turn of the century S-bend straight front corset has all the curve and drama of the Gibson Girl era, when fashions emphasized large, round hips with narrow waists and low, wide bosoms.
Cut at a lower mid-bust height, these corsets nip in the waist and exaggerate the hips, creating the iconic "S-bend" shape. To help you achieve this silhouette without extreme tightlacing, we have patterned these corsets with an extra 2–3" in the hip when compared with our other styles. We include optional hip pads which can be tacked or pinned into the hip of the corset to fill out the side back and create the illusion of a smaller waist.
- Appropriate for 1900–1907
- Cotton sateen fashion fabric outer layer
- English cotton coutil and twill strength/lining layers
- Front-opening steel busk
- Steel boning throughout
- Plus sizes (18–26) feature additional boning for added support, as well as an additional front seam to provide more shaping
- Center back lacing with two-piece nickel grommets
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 stays and corsets 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 the 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.