The corset has been the part and parcel of women’s attire especially if we see the era of monarchy particular the ones which were in France and England. A corset is a type of a Garment which people use to wear in order to bring their torso into a desired shape (which was mostly done for medical reasons). Historical records tell us that this garment has been worn by both men and women alike. However in terms of percentage women were the ones which adopted it more than men.
Many people attribute the corset with the wife of the famous French king Henry II. It is reported that she was the one who enforced total ban of thick waists as far as the court was concerned, which eventually resulted in the birth of corsets. However many historians do not consider this history authentic as modern day researchers have found considerable evidence of corsets usage during the early Crete.
It has been discovered now that the first corsets were manufactured via waist coats of quilted nature. These quilted waste coats were utilized by the French woman. These corsets were developed by quilted linen and were laced from the front. The corset was not used as a formal dress those days; rather it was usually worn on occasions which were informal. In the court people use to wear stays, however stays soon went out of fashion after the French revolution.
Types of Corsets:
There were many types of corsets that were being worn in the historical times; however the two types which gained lot of fame were as follows
- Corset dress: Its other name is “hobble corset” and its length is pretty long. Though its design is similar to the ordinary corset however its length is long which means that one can easily cover the legs. Wearing the corset was never easy as the person who wore it found it difficult to walk on stairs. Similarly incase if the boning is stiff then a simple posture of sitting down can be irritating and can turn out to be a gigantic task.
- Neck Corset: It is considered as a type of posture collar. Usually it is not considered a true corset type and many people do not consider to be the part of corsets family.
The term corset is used in the fashion industry of the 20th century also, however when a modern day fashion designer uses the term corset it actually means tops of different kinds and degrees. Though the modern day corset adopt the historical designs however these corset has no effect on the shape of the person’s body who is wearing it.
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