As you probably remember - I do not like to ride aside, even when I practice, without wearing a riding corset. It helps my back beyond explanation! I know lots of you feel the same way, so with that in common, I figured you probably also have an interest in corset history. I could write a long dissertation about the history of corsets... but others have already done that ... and probably done a better job than me.. so without further delay, I just wanted to share these quite unique antique corsets. Keep in mind, these are NOT riding corsets.
This first beauty is from 1880.
This is a bridal corset...so delicate and feminine!!
This is actually a corset made for a circus performer circa 1870. You can see that it supported the young lady with her acrobatic act.
...and here is something I truly wish I owned a modern version of... a silk corset cover. I have something similar - a cotton camisole I wear over mine, but it does not come close to the elegance of this garment!!