Corset/History/Victorian

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Victorian Corsets, c1880 - 1901[edit]

An advertisement from the 1890s

Most people have an idea of a "Victorian corset"; however, the British Victorian era comprised a long period of changes in culture and fashion from 1837 to 1901.  During that time many styles of corsets were in use.  The most ubiquitous feature was the "horizontal waist" which was common from about 1850 to 1899.

in 1900. The corset was only base of base the fashionable dress. Outside of hip was a girdle and on the chest was a corset cover.