Historical Corsets

A tumblr collection of historical corsets and stays.

18th century stay-making tutorial

Part 1

Part 2

The third (and the last) part is still missing but it will be posted on the blog eventually! :) 

Costume Parisien Fashion plate showing a woman wearing a corset.
1810
Bibliothèque des Arts Décoratifs

Stays, between 1725 and 1775. 

Musée Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

GAL1920.1.1202 © Eric Emo / Galliera / Roger-Viollet

(Source: a80-musees.apps.paris.fr)

Costume Parisien fashion plate showing a woman wearing a chemise and a corset. 
1813
Bibliothèque des Arts Décoratifs

Corset of boned black satin with metal fastenings, ca. 1900.

Waist: 62 cm Bust: 106 cm Hips: 98 cm

(Source: collections.vam.ac.uk)

Progress of the Toilet, plates 1, 2 and 3 by James Gillray, published February 26, 1810

Handcolored etching on cream wove paper.

(Source: images.library.yale.edu)