Posted by Marie Bernadette on February 28, 1998 at 19:09:38:
In response to Confusion -- partly due to use of a slightly unfortunate word..., written by The Mysterious H.C. on February 27, 1998 at 19:03:56
] I think it's frankly best to avoid the word "corsets" when speaking of this period, since that tends to call to mind images of 1895-type corsets etc., which were not at all what was worn in the Regency
In my various studies of clothing of the Regency period I have found reference to a garment called a 'zona'. It did not squeeze the waist. It had narrow, wide spaced straps, was about as long as the ribcage and had a single lace in the front. It seemed designed to support the bosom, but without the extreme 'push-up' effect.
- Zonė The Mysterious H.C. 21:55:09 3/01/98 (4)
- Bathyzonos vs. Hypsizonos The Mysterious H.C. 18:11:01 3/03/98 (2)
- Striving for the "Grecian look" but not quite committing, eh? nfm Marie Bernadette 00:21:14 3/02/98 (0)
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