A Little Corset History

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Where did corsets come from?

A Little Corset History

The -- “corset," which is derived from the French word "corps" for body -- is a cinching garment that encases the middle torso to either push up or flatten the breasts, or to hug the waist into shape, or both. It is a fashion mainstay that has been in use in one form or another for hundreds of years, but its roots can be traced to drawings discovered at the Neolithic archaeological site at Brandon in Norfolk, England.

   

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