"THE CORSET IN ALL ITS GLORY"
Needless to say, the corset is one of the oldest types of undergarments out there. When the image of a corset comes to your mind, you’ll most likely think of royals and nobility wearing them in the 1800’s. A corset is an undergarment designed to wrap around your waist and torso, cinching down on your midsection and hoisting up the breasts, giving you that highly-coveted and attractive hourglass figure. In the old days, it was used by women-and some men for that matter-to highlight their smaller waists, and give their bust lines what we call “oomph” today. The earliest corsets first became popular in the early 1600’s, and were often paired with a farthingale which accentuated the bottoms of a dress. During this time, corsets were made from cotton fabrics, with wooden rods keeping the garment’s structure in place.