Sunday, April 21, 2013

The mischief of the corset

This is a neat "article" from the Greensburg Standard, an early warning about the dangers of corsets with a strong visual element. I love looking at old pictures from the corset era, but I am so grateful that the fad has passed! 

3 February 1899
Greensburg Standard

This 1898 catalog illustration shows just how tiny a "fashionable" woman's waist was supposed to be.

From Dover's Victorian Fashions

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