Why did women continue wear corsets forr four hundred years? And why did they finally stop? This lavishly illustrated book offers fascinating and often surprising answers to these questions.
Progressing through almost two centuries of corset-making, this fascinating collection showcases an astonishing range of period pieces, from the 1750 whale-boned corsets, through the invention of the sewing machine and mass-produced corsets of the 1850s to the makeshift corsets of World War I. Reflecting the changing fashions and attitudes of women throughout the centuries, the collection includes corsets for pregnancy, riding corsets for sportswomen and hard-wearing corsets for housemaids.
An exploration of the corset as a motif for textile artists, with practical tips and examples. Used for the last 400 years to contort the female body into a variety of fashionable silhouettes, the corset has become a fascinating and hugely popular motif for modern textile artists who wish to represent the female body using the largely feminine traditions of textile and stitch.
Structured for a captivating silhouette. Discover the flattering form of our high waisted midi skirt, designed to enhance the figure and showcase the curves of the body. The design features this season's most alluring trend: corset detailing. Cut from a premium woven fabric with a touch of stretch and finished with a front split and concealed zip closure.
The corset meets the blouse. Our crop top takes inspiration from this season's lingerie dressing trend, with a lace up bodice and sheer chiffon overlay. The cropped design features long sleeves with cutaway shoulders and keyhole cutouts on both the front and back, showcasing just the right amount of skin. Finished with an exposed silver zip fastening.
This pencil skirt cut creates a stunning shape, whatever the occasion. The corset belted skirt adds drama to the everyday; ensuring that all eyes are on you - wherever you happen to be that day (or night). Team with our origami folded bodysuit for a polished finish. Material: 100% Polyester Care: Hand Wash Only
For a modern twist on the traditional midi dress, opt for this bardot corset belt number. In a stunningly delicate blush pink shade - flattering on all skintones - this uniquely detailed evening dress is a natural talking-point. The corseted waist teamed with an off-shoulder finish make this a perfect statement piece. Material: 100% Polyester Care: Hand Wash Only
Perfect as a standalone piece, or layered over a white blouse; the strapless jumpsuit with corset belt is a great way to invite more adventure into your daytime looks. With its unique waist detailing and flowing silhouette, you will ooze effortless chic without having to lift a finger. Material: 100% Polyester Care: Hand Wash Only
Perfect as a standalone piece, or layered over a white blouse; the strapless jumpsuit with corset belt is a great way to invite more adventure into your daytime looks. With its unique waist detailing and flowing silhouette, you will ooze effortless chic without having to lift a finger. Material: 95% Polyester 5% Elastane Care: Hand Wash Only