KCIDigital Archives

The KCI Digital Archives on the KCI website presents image and text information for the objects in the collection, arranged in chronological order.


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1820s - America

White corset of quilted cotton satin with soft busk and bone.
80 cm (bust) / 49 cm (waist)
Inventory Number(s)
AC5140 85-24

The corset had vanished after the French Revolution, in response to the changing dress silhouette into the high waist tube shape. A short time after, soft type of corsets as shown revived at the beginning of 19th century.
In the late 1820s, when the waistline of dresses was lowered and the waist became smaller again, corsets once again became essential for women until the beginning of 20th century.