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3 Comments on The Change in Corset Styles between 1896 and 1917

  1. Michele (Misha)
    November 4, 2011 at 1:51 PM (8 years ago)

    The corsets are fascinating. The one from 1896 reminds a bit of the back brace I wore when I was a kid. In retrospect it was a fiberglass corset.

    • Evangeline
      November 7, 2011 at 2:03 AM (8 years ago)

      Oh wow, that had to be confining. I recall Consuelo Vanderbilt recounting how her mother forced her to wear a back brace her entire adolescence so her posture would be straight and haughty.

  2. Michele (Misha)
    November 7, 2011 at 5:36 PM (8 years ago)

    I have scoliosis and had to wear my back brace for a couple of years, for 23 hours a day. It was Shower to Shower ( for the itching), a piece of cheese cloth almost like a tube top and then the back brace. Luckily, it all worked out for the best, considering I was very close to having rods implanted.