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Lady's Corset HC178


A boned corset made from cream cotton with elasticated panels and elastic waist band. Six suspenders are attached to the bottom and are used to hold up stockings. There are 13 hooks and 1 row of 13 eyes. There are five inserts of bone stiffening.

The Corset began to be widely worn in the 16th century and was designed to shape the body to the fashions of the time. The corset was designed to flatten the stomach and in some cases the breasts.

date: 1930s

manufacturer: Fayreform  Made in NZ

maximum dimension: 790mm

subject area: Technology, Social Science

subject themes: Fashion, Women, Textile, Clothing

handling collection number: HC178

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