Stays are an 18th C. essential to achieve a period correct shape. In contrast to its baroque ancestors these stays are designed to push the bust up and shape a nicely rounded décolleté which silenced many a critic of the revealing rococo styles. Our pattern is based on Diderot’s original illustrations.
The stays are made from 2 layers of 100% cotton coutil, reinforced with german quality steel boning. They can be ordered laced in the back OR front and back (both historically correct) with 100% cotton corset laces and stitched or metal eyelets. See variations below! The colour of the shoulder strap ties can vary!
Made in Germany
- back lacing stitched eyelets
- back lacing metal eyelets
- front and back lacing stitched eyelets
- front and back lacing metal eyelets
The following sizes are in stock, ready for immediate dispatch:
- Size 36, back lacing metal eyelets
- Size 38, back lacing stitched eyelets
All other sizes and variations are made to order. The delivery time is subject to our ordering volume, but takes an estimate of 1-2 weeks + shipping.
Please note that this corset is based on standard sizes. Sizes stated are german, please pick your size according to the following measurements:
Check your measurements carefully. As this garment is custom made for you according to your specifications, it cannot be returned!
Dry clean only! Corsets and stays have traditionally NOT been washed, but merely aired out. Spot cleaning of stains with a damp cloth is possible.