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Woven corset, machine-embroidered in cotton with floral pattern on the bust and busk Probably made in France, 1870s. l Victoria and Albert Museum

Woven corset, machine-embroidered in cotton with floral pattern on the bust and busk Probably made in France, V&A: Given by Mrs Janson © V&A Collection

X-ray showing the position of the bones and metal busk of a woven riding corset. l Victoria and Albert Museum

X-ray showing the position of the bones and metal busk of a woven riding corset. l Victoria and Albert Museum

Woven corset worn for riding, 1879-1885. l Victoria and Albert Museum

The donor of this woven corset, which dates to about 1879 – said that it was worn for riding. It weighs just Stitched corsets, which provided more support, were also worn on horseback.

"Scandal Suit" woman's bathing suit (1964) by Margit Fellegi, Cole of California

"Scandal Suit" woman's bathing suit Designer: Margit Fellegi Manufacturer: Cole of California Date: 1964 Media: Black Knit Nylon, Stretch Mesh Country: United States Accession Number:

Bernard Instone, 1891 - 1987 (designer). 1940-50 (made).   Enamelled silver set with pearls.  V&A collection

Brooch

Lily of the Valley brooch - enameled silver set with pearls - Birmingham, England

1905 Bust bodice - Victoria and Albert Museum. Satin and Machine Lace with pale grey ribbon. Early version of a bra.

Bust bodice

omgthatdress: “ Bust Bodice 1905 The Victoria & Albert Museum ” so it seems that Victorian bras were adorable

Bust Bodice, 1820 - 1829. Victoria and Albert Museum: "Bust bodice of white cotton with slightly pointed neckline and short sleeves. It is just below bust length and the ends taper and extend to a length sufficient to cross at the back and tie at the front. The seams across the breasts and the triangular panel under the arm provide additional support for the bust. There is a worked wire button and loop at the centre front bust."

Bust bodice

White cotton with slightly pointed neckline and short sleeves. Just below bust length and ends taper and extend to length sufficient to cross at back and tie at front. Seams across breasts and triangular panel under arm prov

Photograph by Corinne Day, England, ca. 1992. l Victoria and Albert Museum #Undressed

Photograph

Photograph by Corinne Day, England, ca. l Victoria and Albert Museum

Kate Moss, Under Exposure, 1993 by Corinne Day, Great Britain. l Victoria and Albert Museum #Undressed

Kate Moss, Under Exposure, 1993

Kate Moss, Under Exposure, 1993 by Corinne Day, Great Britain. l Victoria and Albert Museum

Georgina, Brixton by Corinne Day, England, 1995. l Victoria and Albert Museum #Undressed

Georgina, Brixton

Georgina, Brixton by Corinne Day, England, l Victoria and Albert Museum