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The Charlotte Stays are based directly on an extant pair held in the collection of the Daughter's of the American Revolution (DAR) in Washington, DC. Their stays date to the mid-1830's, and were likely worn as bridal stays according to family provenance. This style would work for late 1820s to early 1840s. We have closely copied the cording details, embroidery, and softness of the original pair.
These stays are lighter than the other 1830s style in the Atelier line. They are made without coutil, instead utilizing a soft twill and drab cotton sateen, as per the originals. The entire body of the stays is cut on the bias, making for a very soft, comfortable fit. Cording and synthetic whalebone provide structure and support.
Made to your measurements. A mockup is included with all Atelier orders for a fully bespoke experience.
Due to the varying availability of materials, some minor details may change such as exact lace/trims etc. We can customize most details, colors, materials, etc.
Custom-dyed cotton sateen fashion fabric
Synthetic Whalebone in 4mm & 6mm widths
Curved wooden busk
- Contrast machine embroidery and stitching in heavy thread
- Alterable strap length
- Scallop cording details
- Antique brass grommets
- Machine sewn
Atelier pricing includes all details as photographed as well as mockup. Please contact us for plus sizing, custom colors, fabrics, or other design changes. Let us make you something amazing.
For standard sizes in other historical periods, please see our Classic Corset range. If you want to make your own, we have 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.
Photo credit: Merritt Portrait Studio
Accessories kindly provided by: American Duchess, Anachronism in Action, Dames a la Mode, & The Whip Stitch