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1920s Gossard corset - Ivory cotton damask corset with front lacing 1920s by Gossard

From the Collection of Circa Vintage Archive

Description
Early 20th century corset
underbust style with ivory coloured cotton with lace detail.
Front opening with busk and lacing, allowing easy adjusting.
Six wide, adjustable suspender straps with fancy metal clips
Boning at between one and four inch intervals, mostly no more than two inches apart.
Several re-enforced seams inbetween the boning.
Lace trim across the top is not original and has been removed.
Elastic panel at base for movement.
Size
Dress size 12 - Under bust: 32'' - 81 cm Waist: 28'' - 71 cm Hips: 40'' - 102 cm Total length: 14.5'' (front centre; shortest); 18'' (side, longest)
Object Registration
LN1009-228
Historical information
Sourced at Battersea Vintage Clothing Fair, London in 2005.
When Made
Circa 1920
Significance
A good example of an early 20th century corset
Inscriptions & Markings
Gossard
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:12AM