After the dramatic curves of the S-bend silhouette, the fashionable figure of the early 1900s gradually shifted to favor a long, columnar line instead. The bust remained low and full, but the hip-line narrowed before flaring out again in the later in the decade.
Our 1910s underbust corset smooths the waist and hips without supporting the bust. The bottom edge extends to the low hip, but the boning stops several inches higher, allowing the wearer to sit comfortably. We have 1910s corsets in a mid-bust style as well, though the underbust variety was much more common in the period. Typically, they would have been worn with a bust bodice, or an early type of bra, to support the bust. (Although a modern bra can also work—don't worry, we won't tell!)
- Appropriate for 1909–1920
- 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.