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Hourglass corset

A garment that produces a silhouette resembling an hourglass shape characterized by wide hips, narrow waist (wasp waist), and wide bust.Created by: PICRYL - Public Domain Media Search EngineDated: 1830
Hourglass corsets first became fashionable in the 1830s in Europe and the US. In contrast to Empire or late Georgian waistlines in which the "waist" lies just below the bust, Victorian fashion accentuated natural waistlines but further constricted them.

The hourglass corset achieved immediate waist reduction, as it acted mainly on a short zone around the waist. Rather than attempting to slim the torso around the ribs, tissue could be compressed and redistributed above and below the waistline.

The hourglass became the iconic corset shape. They are featured in the media; often the image of the corset shown is of a "woman clutching a bedpost while their maid pulls and pulls at the corset strings". The hourglass corset accentuated slim waists and broadened the bust, shoulders and hips. These elements worked in tandem with very wide skirts, large sleeves, and sloping shoulders to create the wide-slim-wide hourglass figure.

Hourglass silhouettes remained popular throughout the 19th century, though outerwear styles evolved. In England, France, and America these corsets were mainly worn by aristocrats and in some cases royalty.

As skirts and sleeves shrank, Edwardian era fashions began to favor a more slender, vertical look. Princess line dresses were popular in the 1880s. These were made without a horizontal waist seam and with long vertical seams running the length of the dress, with the dress closely fitted to the body. Hourglass corsets evolved to emphasize the vertical lines of the body, and attempted to slim the torso above the waist as well.
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Corset, 19th century - Public domain dedication museum photo

Corset, 19th century - Public domain dedication museum photo

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Photo of Corset, 19th century - Public domain dedication

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Corset, North and Central America

Corset, North and Central America

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Photo of Corset, 19th century - Public domain dedication

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Corset, 19th century costume - Victorian era public domain image

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Polaire, French actress 5, Italian film actress

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Photo of Wedding Corset, 19th century - Public domain dedication

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Photo of Corset, 19th century - Public domain dedication

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Corset, 19th century costume - Public domain dedication museum photo

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Corset1878taille46 300gram - Victorian era public domain image

Brezhoneg : Korfkenn eus 1878. English: A luxury hourglass corset from 1878, featuring a busk fastening at the front and lacing at the back. Corset. 1878 corset. Corset 1878. Esperanto: 1880-a korseto. Españ... More

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Hour-glas corset, vicious posture & pressure.

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Photo of Corset, 19th century - Public domain dedication

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Photo of Corset, 19th century - Public domain dedication

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Photo of Corset, 19th century - Public domain dedication

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Deformation de la ligne de labdomen et des reins par le corset

Deformation de la ligne de labdomen et des reins par le corset

Français : Déformation de la ligne de l'abdomen et des reins par le corset.À gauche: corset à la mode il y a une vingtaine d'années. L'abdomen est coupé en deux, la poitrine est remontée et le ventre fortement... More

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Corset, 19th century costume - Public domain dedication museum photo

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Corset, 19th century - Public domain dedication museum photo

Corset, 19th century - Public domain dedication museum photo

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Corset, North and Central America costume

Corset, North and Central America costume

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Corset, 19th century costume - Public domain dedication photo

Corset, 19th century costume - Public domain dedication photo

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Warner's64 - Drawing. Public domain image.

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Photo of Corset, 19th century - Public domain dedication

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Photo of Corset, 19th century - Public domain dedication

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Photo of Corset, 19th century - Public domain dedication

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Corsets et relève jupe de la Maison de Plument, from Les Modes Parisiennes IllustréesFront
Corset cambre devant avec application du principe de la sangle pelvienne

Corset cambre devant avec application du principe de la sangle pelvien...

Français : Fig. 148 — Corset cambré devant avec application du principe de la sangle pelvienne.

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Toleration of the corset1057fig52

Toleration of the corset1057fig52

Toleration of the corset

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Corset du matin pour dames - Victorian era public domain image

Corset du matin pour dames - Victorian era public domain image

Corset du matin pour dames; Modèles de chez Mme Goutte, rue Gaillon, 14.

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COOLINE November 1894 Cut - Victorian era public domain image

COOLINE November 1894 Cut - Victorian era public domain image

"COOLINE" Summer Corset. PATENTED JUNE 20, 1890. Price, $7.00 per doz. Sizes 18 to 30. This corset made from BEST FRENCH SUMMER NET. Stayed with bone. Extra long waist. Must be seen to be appreciated. WALKER-ST... More

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