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Available Corset Styles for 1855-1870:

Corsets for the Civil War Era

Ordering a Corset :
If you want to order a corset but are not sure about which style is right for you, just leave the style question open and we will pick the style best suited to your measurements.

 

Corset Upgrade Options:

Note: these upgrades do not create more stable or sturdy corsets; they are mostly cosmetic, in case you need a specific look.


100% cotton herringbone coutil $20 /corset (Note: this is not an upgrade that creates a more period accurate corset)
100% silk duchesse $80/corset (Note:  silk corsets are lined in cotton twill)
Additional topstiching in heavier 100% cotton thread $10
Hand buttonhole stitching at base of gussets $20
Hand scalloping at top edge $15 per foot

 
 

E57A Parisien Corset for Lady - This corset is taken from a pattern published in Pariser Damenkleider Magazin in March of 1857.  It is cut longer to be the perfect foundation for the styles fashionable in the 1850's.  Available in 12" and 14" busk (the original pattern showed a 14" busk length)

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E57T Parisien Corset for Teen - This corset is taken from a pattern published in Pariser Damenkleider Magazin in November of 1857.  It is cut similar to the pattern for a Lady's corset, but the waist is extremely small in relationship to the bust or hip.  Only available in small sizes with a 14" busk.

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E60 Casati Corset
- This corset is taken from a pattern published in Der Bazar in March of 1860.  It still shows the intricate cut often found in better corsets from the 1850's.  Many panels and gussets create a style that works particularly well for people with a pronounced waist. Available with 12" or 14" busk.

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H9 Negligee Corset "Paressense" - This corset is not laced in the back but has two belts which hook in the front.  It is lightly boned and has elasticated side panels.  This corset is taken from a pattern published in Der Bazar in March of 1860. It may be worn with wrappers or similar "undress".

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E62 Victoria Corset - This corset is taken from a pattern published in La Mode Illustree, January 1862. This is the perfect corset to give a flattering CW era line. Available with a 12" busk.

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Finished Example of Victoria Corset

W3 Ceinture Greque - A waistcincher corset taken from a pattern published in Der Bazar of June 1863.  This Waistcincher corset is an underbust corset.  Avalable with 12" busk.

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H1 Short Corset -This corset is taken from a pattern published in Der Bazar of August 1867Very comfortable, with good support.

Available with a 9" or a 12" busk.

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H12 Longer Corset with good support for the larger bust. Corset is based on a 1865 pattern, a little longer in the waist and particularly suitable for larger busts, as it supports very well, without giving the "shelf" look. Available with 12" or 14' busk.  Price

     
 

H2 Long Corset - A long waisted corset with good support for a slim figure.  Ideal for figures with broad backs and narrow waists.  Based on a 1864 pattern.  Available with 12" or 14' busk.

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W2 Waistcincher Corset - This corset is taken from a pattern published in Der Bazar of August 1867

It is a waistcincher ideal for shor-twaisted figures.  This Waistcincher corset is an underbust corset.  Avalable with a 9" or 12" busk.

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H3 Short Corset
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A short waisted corset taken from a pattern published in Der Bazar of August 1867. This corset is ideal for the full, but shortwaisted figure. It gives a very curvy look.  Available with 12" busk .

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