M&K Hip Confiner corset
c.1910-1914. A white coutil hip confiner corset made by the M & K Corset Company (Jackson, Mich.). This
minimalist style of corset was popular with slender women who did not need the
of or want to wear a longline corset. On a thin lady, it would have given light waist
reduction and minimized the hips to that she could wear the newly fashionable narrow, tubular skirts.
The hips are still deeply cut and shaped like the hips seen on an Edwardian S-bend corset.
It was also an early form of the stocking suspender belt.
The corset has a short busk front and laces up the back. The only boning (watchspring boning) is found at the
back on each side of the grommet holes.
Measurements: Waist 22", Busk length 7".
From the collection of L. Hidic