Olive coutil S bend corset
C.1908- 1909. A straight front s-bend corset made from olive colored
coutil with lime green and white flossing on the bone casings and the
bust. The bust line also features white quilting for extra bust support.
The top of the corset is edged with Khaki green colored cotton Broderie
trim with white silk ribbon inserts. The corset is not lined
but the bottom edge is bound in light green cotton tape.
The corset is cut longer in the body and is not as pinched in at the waist as
earlier Edwardian corsets had been which foreshadows the longline corsets of the 1910's.
The busk is perfectly straight and paired up with the large diagonally shaped hip gussets,
would coax the figure into a gentle S-bend shape.
Although whalebone was becoming scarce and very expensive by this date, the French could not
do without whalebone in their corsets and so this corset is boned with 30 whalebones.
The back bones are spring steel.
Measurements: Bust 36", Waist 28", Hips 39", Busk length 11 3/4" although the corset extends
2 3/4" past the bottom end of the busk.
From the collection of L. Hidic