Views A and B are ladies’ corsets and View C is a man’s. View A is a ribbon corset, which is constructed of alternating pieces of fabric and ribbon. It has a busk in the front and lacing in the back. The bones are placed between two layers of fabric. This corset was popular from about 1899 to 1909. View B is a one layer corset girdle made with coutil with a busk in front, lacing in back, and boning tape. The dates for this corset are about 1894-1909. View C is a gentleman’s corset made with coutil, a busk, lacing in back, and boning tape. Gentlemen wore corsets in the Victorian and Edwardian eras to maintain a slim figure.
All sizes (Ladies: 4-36, Gents: 22-64 = Ladies: underbust 60 – 130 cm = 24 – 52″, waist 55 – 125 cm = 22 – 50″ / Gents: chest 65 – 170 cm = 26 – 68″, waist 55-160 cm = 22 – 64″) included.