This website is about tight-lacing of corsets.
To the Editor, London Life.Dear Sir,For my own part, I have no hesitation in saying “No!” I like to see a woman as God ordained her to be, and not one of those silly creatures who are afraid of showing the figure Nature has given her. “Wasp-Waist” (a fascinating title) must be very vain to … Continue reading Men Dislike Deformities
Sir, – Did I see a devotee of Victorian fashions in Farringdon street the other day? A girl wearing a blue coat, fur-trimmed at collar and cuffs, obviously extremely laced. As “Victorian” once wrote in your paper, her walk gave it away. Also the “hang” of her coat at the waist. I followed her from … Continue reading Admires Wasp Waists
TIGHT-LACING. – A correspondent, adopting the signature STAYLACE, says – “In reply to the invitation from the lady from Edinburg to a discussion on the popular system, amongst our sex of compression of the waist, when requisite to attain elegance of figure, I beg to say that I am inclined, from the tone of her … Continue reading Staylace writes about Tight-Lacing
A lady, dating from Edinburgh, and who encloses us her card, writes as follows, begging us to invite correspondence on the important subject: – “I have been abroad for the last four years, during which I left my daughter at a large and fashionable boarding school near London; I sent for her home directly I … Continue reading A Lady from Edinburgh and her Daughter
In the great capitals of the world, prior to 1910, there were many corsetierers who had extensive facilities for assisting young fashionable ladies to acquire the maximum slenderness of waist. Some corset shops catered entirely to the Tiny Waist trade, and many of the larger shops made cultivation of extremely small waists a speciality.It was … Continue reading How Tiny Waists Were Cultivated
Dear Sir – The correspondence in your paper on the subject of corsets has been extremely interesting and I hope those who have had actual experience either past or present will continue to give their views. Will someone explain just how the figure was reduced during the training period with a description of the corsets … Continue reading Will Corset Wearers Explain?
Sir, – Did I see a devotee of Victorian fashions in Farringdon street the other day? A girl wearing a blue coat, fur-trimmed at collar and cuffs, obviously extremely laced.As “Victorian” once wrote in your paper, her walk gave it away. Also the “hang” of her coat at the waist.I followed her from Farringdon Street … Continue reading Admires Wasp Waists
Dear sir – Although it must be several weeks before my letter can reach you, I feel I must send a reply to “Observer’s” letter in your issue of March 20th. My point is that there is a great difference between ordinary corsetting and the extreme tight lacing which he experienced. Indeed, I agree with … Continue reading Should men wear corsets
Dear Sir – Your correspondent in to-day’s issue of “London Life” starts off with “in this corset less age” but surely this is not meant literally. Perhaps, a future age is meant for a judge by appearances and certainly by the columns of your correspondence section, figure training by the non-athletic has by no means … Continue reading Figure culture through corsets
Dear Sir – One of your correspondents asks for information in respect of punishment corsets and I am tempted to write to you again, having had some experience in these matters.In the early years of the nineteenth century great efforts were made with regards to the reduction of growing girls’ waists and to the grace … Continue reading Corsetting in the bad old days