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Kara of Reliquary 3 by joicarey


Photograph of Clementina Maude (the photographer’s daughter) in her underclothes, ca. 1862.

From the Victoria & Albert Museum.


Candy universe by Ophelia-Overdose
Photographer: Moritz Maibaum
Corset design: Viola Lahger


im that girl in your fantasies

methpeople-deactivated20140501 sent:

hello, I'm new to corsetry and I wanted to start waist training. I was wondering if your waist keeps shape while you have your corset off or if it goes back to normal :O

Hi there!

I don’t personally have any experience with waist training, but from what I understand while obviously uncorsetted the waist is slightly larger than it would be corsetted, the shape does remain relatively the same!

Waisted Lives have a great reference post on waist training that will almost certainly be of help to you!

As I said though, I have no personal experience, so followers feel free to chip in with your own two cents!  


Feature: Alexis Black of Electra Designs

Electra Designs is hands down one of my favorite custom corsetry companies. Everything is designed, patterned, and made by Alexis Black in her studio. She has been making corsets for 20 years and is incredibly talented.

Luckily for everyone in the corset world, she also has a heavy focus on education, not just making beautiful things. Her kickstarter reached its goal in March of 2012 with the promise of producing corset making educational materials, from an instructional DVD to patterns! The first kits have a tentative release date of July 2013, so keep an eye out!

Photos taken from the Electra Designs Model Mayhem page and her kickstarter page.





Gorgeous corset discovered by chance. Crafted by Christaine Tano.



i want !

flufferdesigns submitted:

hi, just wanted to share one of my designs

This is my Saint Rita Corset and Tutu Style Skirt



Mildred wearing custom ‘Dolly Death’ Corset.

Corset & Photo by Gore Couture

(Source: facebook.com)

aconiton-deactivated20140607 sent:

Hi there, just wanted to shoot you a message in case any of your followers are interested, I am wanting to sell my corset. There are pictures and a little info on my blog, but basically it's black, satin, 26-waist, great condition. So if anyone wants to check that out, that'd be great, and just message me if you need to know more. Thanks !!

Anybody interested, feel free to get in touch with aconiton about this!

(some things you might want to put in your post since people will no doubt be curious - busk length and boning type)

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Nursing Corset


Augusta Auctions

The original owner of this corset was probably middle class, as wealthy women usually hired wetnurses for their children.


Photo and edit by the wonderful Saoirse. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Saoirse-Clohessy-Photography/142058965746




Skeena Reece. “Raven: On the Colonial Fleet”, 2008.

One of the most striking works in the exhibition is the clothing and regalia worn by Reece in her persona as Raven on the Colonial Fleet. It’s comprised of a curvaceous bustier covered in vertical Northwest coast designs and an apron with figures whose outstretched arms are reaching above their heads for AK-47 machine guns. Her traditional button blanket has a surprise on the back: a grenade made out of silver sequins.

Skeena Reece is multi-disciplinary artist based on Vancouver Island and performance work may include, music, spoken word and videography.  Founder of the Native Youth Artists Collective, she has worked in Arts Administration since 2005.  A self-named ‘Sacred Clown’ influenced by her ancestors she is a storyteller. Her work has extended overseas at the 2010 Sydney Biennale: Festival of Contemporary Art in Australia and at the Bbeyond Gallery in Belfast, Ireland.  Performing at community art shows, the main stage or at a cabaret look for her inaugural music cd in Winter 2010.

Love that silhouette

that ratio is golden

(Source: a-spoon-is-born)


im so fucking finished with the blog thisisnotacorset jesus fuckin christ

theres a lot wrong with the corset tags nowadays but i’d rather scroll through 50 pages of bralettes to find a single corset than have their hideously inaccurate definitions and terrible attitude floating around