ALL TO KEEP MEN INTERESTED…OH YEAH, AND IT WAS “STYLE”!
With revolution in the air during the late 18th century, royals set aside their corsets and panniers (false hips up to six feet wide! The goal – to reconnect with the peasants in their simple attire.
1828 saw the invention of the metal eyelet, enabling corsets to be laced even tighter, again the wisp waste was in fashion. Unfortunately the corset’s constriction of the torso brought on ailments ranging from shortness of breath to liver damage and tuberculosis.
The Edwardian Gibson Girls of the early 1900s favored the “health corset”. Designed to avoid constriction of the lungs, the garment drew a nipped waist but threw the spin forward, into an unnatural S- shape with a memorable behind.
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