Rococo’ Corsets

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Stays ~ ca. 1730-70, from the Musée Galliera

Heavy linen boned bodice with shoulder straps tied with laces at the back. It has a rounded neckline in the front with a straight edge to the back. The bodice is heavily boned with vertical bones hand stitched in place and the centre front is stiffened with a busk. Stays long in the front finishing in a rounded point, extending down over the hips into tabs which are also boned. The edges are bound with bias binding. A large linen label in the front inside reads: “E.A. Abbey”. 1780 AD

Woman’s corset c. 1730–1740. Silk plain weave with supplementary weft-float patterning, stiffened with baleen. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, M.63.24.5.[1]

1735-70, Stays, France

Stays 1785-1790

Stays or , English, c. 1780. Linen twill and ....

Stays or , English, c. 1780. Linen twill and . M.2007.211.133. Hoop petticoat or pannier, English, 1750-80. Plain-woven linen and cane. M.2007.211.198. , English, 1775-1800. Plain woven cotton. M.2007.211.428. All, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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