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.
Stays and Corsets: Historical Patterns Translated for the Modern Body goes a step beyond traditional historical costuming texts by not only providing you with historical pattern diagrams and information, but by showing you how to adapt these patterns to the contemporary body shape. Using her original pattern-drafting system, author Mandy Barrington will show you how to draft a historical pattern for a modern body shape, while still retaining an accurate historical silhouette.
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.
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.
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
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