medical corset

C1905 BACK SUPPORTING BODICE: SYMINGTON CORSET COLLECTION RESOURCES CENTRE (BARROW-ON-SOAR, UK)

Museum Reference

C210

Summary

Dated: 1905

Back supporting bodice designed to alleviate upper back pain and shoulder stooping. There are 48 flat steels for support from the side and around the back. The bodice would have been worn over a camisole or bust bodice. The eyeletted straps extending from the back and over the shoulder cross over and wrap around the front attaching to the heavy duty brass hooks down the front edge. To see how it would be worn follow the link.

Construction notes

The back supporting bodice is cut as one panel of cotton with darts used to create bust shape. The garment is strengthened with bone casings containing groups of four 6mm flat bones. The bodice is bagged out and finished with a double row of topstitching.

The centre back of the garment features 9 sets of eyelets spaced 2cm apart with flat boning used on either side for support.

Dimensions

Centre front depth 37.5

Centre back depth 20cm

1905 symington back supporting bodice

Back view showing bone positioning. Hooks on front for straps to attach to.

Back Camera

Eyeletted straps from built up high back

 

Back view sketch with garment dimensions

 

 

Front view sketch with garment dimensions

 

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