(below) Stephen K.: "I have the greatest admiration for the glamorously
dressed lady on the left who, despite wearing the long corset of the time
and lacing down to something like eighteen inches, can still play a trick shot behind her back!" (early 1880s)
Antique French advertisement
TRANSLATIONS 0F ABOVE:
|"Oh! How horrible I look in this old corset."||"How delightful to be admired by everybody."|
|"What an improvement The Madam Warren Corset and how comfortable."||The Happy Result!|
During The Era, there appeared many advertisements for corsets which would 'improve' health. Although certain support features may seem be beneficial, other claims were more suspect...
Talia provides these...the one below can be enlarged
Royal Worcester Corset advertisement which appeared in the May 1901 edition of the Ladies Home Journal.
"This lady wearing the
Edwardian corset standing in front of the double mirror was a model for
the French made Thylda corset. Here is an original
"Ideal for the concerned elegant woman because of its healthiness, maintaining the organs without obstructing them, so much so that it helps restore the figure lost by maternity, without becoming deforming. More flexible and lighter than knitting or shirt, and replaces all belts advantageously - appreciated and recommended by the doctors who have seen it.
A form for measurements is sent on request - each customer has an owner-made pattern for her, measurements, which is preserved (on file)."
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Peter O. writes:
This page of corset images is of a catalogue from Rainal Frères, a French company.
This image at right is an example from the Wilhelm Jul.
Teufel Stuttgart llustrierter Haupt-Katalog (1911):
Geradehalter Corsett "Repona"
(below) From Ladies' Realm, December, 1901, sent by John H.
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