Silk Damask Stays, 1770-90 from The VandA. I love the shape of 18th century stays, give you an amazing cleavage!

Stays

Silk Damask Stays, 1770-90 from The VandA. I love the shape of 18th century stays, give you an amazing cleavage!

1780s Half-Boned Duchess Stays or Corset for 18th Century Costuming - via Americanduchess on Etsy

1780s Half-Boned Duchess Stays or Corset for 18th Century Costuming

1780s Half-Boned Duchess Stays or Corset for 18th Century Costuming - via Americanduchess on Etsy

Corset and pannier detail from the movie The Duchess. Were on show at the CUT! Costume and the Cinema Exhibition (January 19, 2011 through April 17, 2011) BOCA museum of Art See more exhibition images here: http://www.bocamuseum.org/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=CUT!%20Costume%20and%20the%20Cinema&category=ImagesforPress

Corset and pannier detail from the movie The Duchess. Were on show at the CUT! Costume and the Cinema Exhibition (January 19, 2011 through April 17, 2011) BOCA museum of Art See more exhibition images here: http://www.bocamuseum.org/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=CUT!%20Costume%20and%20the%20Cinema&category=ImagesforPress

UK based - The Guide to: Sewing your own 18th century stays using your custom drafted pattern pocket and trade book

UK based - The Guide to: Sewing your own 18th century stays using your custom drafted pattern pocket and trade book

18th century inspired stays made by Madame Sher. | Pre-Victorian Bodies and Stays

18th century inspired stays made by Madame Sher. | Pre-Victorian Bodies and Stays

British riding habit: 1750-59: Women’s riding outfits, known as ‘riding habits’, of the 18th century adapted elements of men’s dress. This jacket of the 1750s is styled after a man’s coat, although it has been modified with a waist seam to fit over stays and a wide petticoat.

Jacket

British riding habit: 1750-59: Women’s riding outfits, known as ‘riding habits’, of the 18th century adapted elements of men’s dress. This jacket of the 1750s is styled after a man’s coat, although it has been modified with a waist seam to fit over stays and a wide petticoat.

My favorite surviving 18th century stays  can be found in the Victoria & Albert museums collections. As my previous stays were starting to s...

My favorite surviving 18th century stays can be found in the Victoria & Albert museums collections. As my previous stays were starting to s...

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