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Corset

garment, reinforced with stays, that supports the waistline, hips and bust.
A corset from the year 1882

A corset is a body covering undergarment (clothes worn under others).

It is made in many forms.

  • A tight-lacing corset is a common form used today.
  • "Stays" are an old form, which were used from about 1500 to after 1860
  • An orthopaedic corset supports the back of an injured person.