This is a drawing of an hourglass corset from 1878.[1]

A corset, in addition to a basque and shapewear, can accentuate and form the body, often into a curvier or smoother shape. Although not technically bras, they can be worn underneath clothing to provide shape, over clothing as an accessory, or alone for more intimate purposes.

List of online corset retailersEdit

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  1. Wikimedia Commons: "File:Corset1878taille46 300gram.png"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 UK sizing
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