"Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end."

16th July 2014

Photo reblogged from Lucy Corsetry (Bishonenrancher) with 286 notes

waistedlives:

londonhunk:

X-ray of women in corsets, wtf! Why women still wear this shit!

Okay every time I see these, I literally cannot understand why people are always freaking out about it. I really don’t see anything super noteworthy about these x-rays??? Maybe I’m missing something, or maybe lots of people don’t know how to interpret an x-ray
Is everyone flipping their lid because they didn’t know that ribs are flexible? Surprise! Ribs are pretty flexible! If they weren’t, the organs located in them (heart, lungs) would have a hard time expanding rapidly and frequently. (They do that. By the way.)
thelingerieaddict has an article here and lucy-corsetry has an article here
The main points are that these x rays were originally used to demonstrate how much healthier the Edwardian corsets were than the Victorian “curved” corset. However, he kind of fudged the results. Firstly, he admitted that the Victorian corsets here were worn too high up on the body, causing more rib compression than what actually would occur. Secondly, he admitted that even though the woman wore her Victorian corset every day, she was actually in good health and had suffered no apparent ill effects. Thirdly, he wanted to also show the ribcage of a woman who didn’t wear corsets but couldn’t find one at the time of the study, meaning he didn’t actually have a constant. Fourthly, the xray is a 2d projection of a 3d object and that leads to distortion. Kind of a poor study, but with pretty pictures.
And why do women still wear them? For hundreds of reasons that you seem really ready to dismiss because you don’t want actually do research, do you?

Thank you! Finally someone who understands!

waistedlives:

londonhunk:

X-ray of women in corsets, wtf! Why women still wear this shit!

Okay every time I see these, I literally cannot understand why people are always freaking out about it. I really don’t see anything super noteworthy about these x-rays??? Maybe I’m missing something, or maybe lots of people don’t know how to interpret an x-ray

Is everyone flipping their lid because they didn’t know that ribs are flexible? Surprise! Ribs are pretty flexible! If they weren’t, the organs located in them (heart, lungs) would have a hard time expanding rapidly and frequently. (They do that. By the way.)

thelingerieaddict has an article here and lucy-corsetry has an article here

The main points are that these x rays were originally used to demonstrate how much healthier the Edwardian corsets were than the Victorian “curved” corset. However, he kind of fudged the results. Firstly, he admitted that the Victorian corsets here were worn too high up on the body, causing more rib compression than what actually would occur. Secondly, he admitted that even though the woman wore her Victorian corset every day, she was actually in good health and had suffered no apparent ill effects. Thirdly, he wanted to also show the ribcage of a woman who didn’t wear corsets but couldn’t find one at the time of the study, meaning he didn’t actually have a constant. Fourthly, the xray is a 2d projection of a 3d object and that leads to distortion. Kind of a poor study, but with pretty pictures.

And why do women still wear them? For hundreds of reasons that you seem really ready to dismiss because you don’t want actually do research, do you?

Thank you! Finally someone who understands!

Source: londonhunk

9th July 2014

Photo reblogged from Hourglass Silhouette with 97 notes

hourglass-silhouette:

Model: Raven LenoreCorset: Persephone CorsetryPhoto: Paul Barrett

hourglass-silhouette:

Model: Raven Lenore
Corset: Persephone Corsetry
Photo: Paul Barrett

9th July 2014

Photo reblogged from Historical Accuracy Reincarnated with 181 notes

whenasinsilks:




Dress, silk, c. 1878, American.
Metropolitan Museum of Art accession no. 1992.295.1a, b

whenasinsilks:

Dress, silk, c. 1878, American.

Metropolitan Museum of Art accession no. 1992.295.1a, b

Tagged: 1800sSilk DressMetropolitan Museum of ArtGorgeousCorsetCorsets

Source: metmuseum.org

9th July 2014

Photo reblogged from Historical Accuracy Reincarnated with 888 notes

fashionsfromhistory:

Riding Jacket
John Redfern & Sons
1885-1886
V&A

Wow, Look at the corded detail. So intricate. I am so jealous.

fashionsfromhistory:

Riding Jacket

John Redfern & Sons

1885-1886

V&A

Wow, Look at the corded detail. So intricate. I am so jealous.

Tagged: Riding Jacket1800sGorgeousCorsetCorsets

Source: fashionsfromhistory

9th July 2014

Photoset reblogged from Vintage and customized sewing with 823 notes

fashionsfromhistory:

Costume Worn by Norma Shearer in “Marie Antoinette”

Adrian

1938

Julien’s Live

Tagged: Norma ShearerMArie AntoinetteCostume

Source: fashionsfromhistory

9th July 2014

Photoset reblogged from Vintage and customized sewing with 426 notes

ephemeral-elegance:

Walking Dress, ca. 1885

Charles Frederick Worth

via The Met

Tagged: 1800sWalking dressgorgeouscorsets

Source: ephemeral-elegance

9th July 2014

Photoset reblogged from Historical Accuracy Reincarnated with 9,073 notes

kurvendiskussionen:

thelingerieaddict:

The Corset’s Effect

Photo Credits: 

1. corset, 1750-75, from Metropolitan Museum of Art | Portrait of Grand Duchess Maria Fiodorovna by Alexander Roslin, 1777

2. corset, 1839-41, from Metropolitan Museum of Art | Marquise de Béthisy as Orientalin, 1833

3. corset, 1810-50, from Metropolitan Museum of Art | Portrait of Charlotte and Elizabeth Sullivan, daughters of Sir Richard Sullivanby Reinagle Ramsay Richard, 1810

4. corset, 1909, from Metropolitan Museum of Art | photograph, c. 1910-13

5. corset, by Maison Léoty, 1891, from Metropolitan Museum of Art | A Bar at the Folies-Bergere by Edouard Manet, 1882

6. corset, c. 1876, from Metropolitan Museum of Art | On the Thames by James Tissot, c. 1874

7. corset, by Worcester Corset Company, c. 1898, from Metropolitan Museum of Art | Mrs. Ralph Curtis by John Singer Sargent, 1898

Please don’t remove the credits. 

Source: thehourglassfiles.com

27th June 2014

Photo with 44 notes

Omg the adjustability is amazing. The design is just…

Omg the adjustability is amazing. The design is just…

Tagged: Corsetscorsettightlacingpregnantpregnancymaternity

27th June 2014

Photo with 101 notes

Pregnancy Corset

Pregnancy Corset

Tagged: corsettightlacingpregnantpregnancymaternitygorgeous

27th June 2014

Photo with 69 notes

Nursing Corset

Nursing Corset

Tagged: CorsetnursingPregnantpregnancytight lacingGorgeous

27th June 2014

Photoset reblogged from Historical Accuracy Reincarnated with 292 notes

edwardian-time-machine:

The Sanakor Plunge Corset

Source

Tagged: CorsetCorsetsgorgeoustightlacing

Source: edwardian-time-machine

27th June 2014

Photoset reblogged from Historical Accuracy Reincarnated with 620 notes

lovelyrats:

Another Lovely Rats corset in progress for Penny Underbust. It kind of looks like garbage in this phase, but that freaking hipspring. It’s like a bowl. Or a hat.

OMG I think I just fell in love!

Tagged: CorsettightlacingGorgeousLace

Source: lovelyrats

24th May 2014

Photo reblogged from Historical Accuracy Reincarnated with 1,138 notes

fashionsfromhistory:

Evening Dress
c.1886-1887
French 
Philadelphia Museum of Art

fashionsfromhistory:

Evening Dress

c.1886-1887

French 

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Source: philamuseum.org

24th May 2014

Photo with 38 notes

Back when you could be pregnant and wear a corset…

Back when you could be pregnant and wear a corset…

Tagged: Corsetpregnantpregnancytight lacing

24th May 2014

Photo

UGH, the shivers that run down my back just from the thought of what would happen if someone pulled on that…

UGH, the shivers that run down my back just from the thought of what would happen if someone pulled on that…

Tagged: corsetlacingpullcrytear