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The History Of Corsets

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The word "corset" contains the French word corps=bodys. The history of corsets is a long one. The first ones appearing in Minoan times(about 1700 BC) and then virtually disappearing until the Renaissance(15th century). The corset is still worn today, and it is making a major comeback. The shape of corsets has changed continuously throughout history with the aesthetic conception of the female figure then in fashion and with the type of dress. At one time it was large, then again it was as small as a fairly wide belt; sometimes it accentuated or raised the bosom, then minimized and flattened it again. It often stressed the waist, narrowed the hips or emphasized them.

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