February 29, 2012

Period Corsets®: view in 360°: Alice Corset circa 1880

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We added the Alice c. 1880 corset to our retail line in 2006. We were seeking to capture the tiny  "wasp" waist and full rounded uncompressed bust which denote the silhouette of the Gilded Age.

The Alice is designed to be worn with the long, close-fitting cuirasse bodices of the 1880s. The front panels curve around the bust and hips to accentuate the curves; it includes a center front spoon busk closure controlling the waist and lower torso. The corset has double-boning throughout: the front seams with ¼” spiral bones, the straighter, taller back with ¼” steel bones.

To see examples of the Alice c. 1880's corset in custom fabrics take a look on our Etsy shop

February 17, 2012

CARNEVALE A VENEZIA ~ Carnival in Venice

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Period Corsets® goes to Venice Carnival via Rossana, our client from Italy. We have dressed her in a custom Period Corsets® sassy pirate ensemble Since we all can't go to Venice, we can all vicariously soak up the ambiance of the grand canal and the plethora  of events, walks, gala balls and dinners that go on all week long leading up to Lent. The Venetians know how to dress up and celebrate!
Take a look--

Rossana is wearing our c. 1790 Marie Corset, Pocket Hoop Pannier, Peasant Petticoat and Sleeveless Chemise, all in coordinating custom fabrics.

The hat is from Atelier Marega (Venice) and the ship is from Atelier Nicolao (Venice). Rossanna put them togther.

More Pictures from Rossana in Venice and from Carnavals she's attended in year past.

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