c.1910. A creme coutil lady's abdomen corset belt. These were worn by pregnant women as an alternative to the maternity corset,
by women after surgery/pregnancy or by plus sized ladies who needed extra abdominal support. Elastic panels at the sides provided
comfort while the
cotton twill belt provided the needed support and fit. The abdomen corset is boned with watchspring and
adjusts like a regular corset at the back with lacing. There is decorative flossing on the bone casing in an effort to relieve
the surgical starkness and add some femininity. Shell buttons placed around the corset enabled the wearer to button her
petticoats and pantaloons to the corset.
Measurements: Waist 30".
From the collection of L. Hidic