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Approximate dates for these stays? [Jul. 30th, 2010|03:18 pm]
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Can anyone provide an approx date for these lovely stays?

Firstly, these at the Met museum, which only say 18th century on the info page

Also, how do you think the shoulder straps did up, as there are no lacing holes or anything. (you can zoom in to look more closely). Presumably these laced over the stomacher at the front - I'm a bit confused because that would make the centre back piece kind of weird looking to me, but otherwise it would be even weirder.

These ones from Ninya Mikhaila say "1700" on the page, but I'm not sure if she means actually the year 1700, or perhaps the 1700's more generally.

I'm trying actually to find stays from around 1680-1730, but the one's I like seem to all be from later on, so if you have a couple of links lying around to stays from this date, that would be handy.

Thanks! And I hope you enjoy the pics if you have not seen them before.

[User Picture]From: standgale
2010-08-02 05:25 am (UTC)
I found that I have a drawing copied out from somewhere with a note saying it is from 1680, so that one might be from corsets and crinolines. I didn't copy the boning lines but there's a similar one in "waisted efforts" (which I think he says he got from C&C) so I can copy the boning from there
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