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Corset HC177

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 2 rows of 13 eyes.

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: Marta, New Zealand

maximum dimension:

subject area: Technology, Social Science


subject themes: Fashion, Woman, Clothing, Textile


handling collection number: HC177

Corset HC177
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