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Corsets include:

-Steel boning

-Corded edges

-Back underlap placket

-Back laced grommet opening

-Front drawstring to shape neckline

-Side seam allowances for alterations

c. 1835 Ada Stays

c. 1835 Ada Stays

from 373.00

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The Ada shapes the lower body with full rounded gussets over the hips, starting at the high waist above the natural waist. The curved gussets at the top give roundness to the bust. The Ada is the transition corset between the columnar straight lines of the earlier 1810’s period and the hourglass curved lines of the following 1850’s period. This corset features center front steel boning that lifts and separates the bust and spiral steel and flat steel boning throughout. This style has removable shoulder straps attached with adjustable front lacing.

  • Fabrics and colors:
    natural, white, beige, or black 100% cotton coutil, brocades or flatlined to your own fabrics

  • Sizes: S-2XL or custom

  • Alterable side seams and straps for a customized fit

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Below: c. 1835 Ada corset flatlined to silk charmeuse with cording and silk ribbon ties


c. 1835 Ada in light pink brocade

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Bespoke c. 1835 Ada with added cording and stitching in linen for Dickinson, for Apple TV