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Corset Parisien wedding corset, Met, 1881-82
Carlson’s corset, Met, ca. 1880
Ooh, look! Another maternity corset!
Silk and cotton corset (British), Met, 1879-81
French corset, Met, c. 1876
Wedding corset, Met, ca. 1875
Black satin corset, Abiti Antichi, c. 1865
Blue silk corset, V&A, c. 1864
Quilted corset, Manchester Galleries, 1860-70
Royal Worchester Company corset, Met, ca. 1902
This corset was most likely maternity wear, due to its extra adjustability. The corset itself is constructed of four pieces, with extra sets of eyelets and lacing at back, and there are large elastic panels inserted at front. This would allow the wearer to use the corset for a majority of the maternity term, as the corset could easily loosen as the stomach expanded.
Corset from Abiti Antichi Museum, 1911