Posted by Anna-Karin on August 24, 1998 at 19:38:28:
In response to "Stays", written by The Mysterious H.C. on August 21, 1998 at 18:49:24
] "Stays" was just the word more commonly used in English before the mid-19th century; I prefer to use the word "Stays" when speaking of the Regency period, because the word "corset" has the wrong associations (it tends to bring to mind a stereotypical image of an 1890's model, or whatever). Yes, I think some of the Regency "short" stays more or less resembled a bra, but I'm not really sure quite how exact the resemblance was. You can look at the drawing of a Fench artist of 1881 here, or for a more contemporary illustration, follow the links to Jessamyn's page...
Thanks for the information henry
cute picture ;)
the regency stays looks more comfartable than the 1881 corset;)
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