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Fitted Corset Cover

Fitted Corset Cover
c. 1885. Fitted corset covers hugged the figure and created less bulk under the tight cuirass bodices of the 1880's. This simple corset cover is of soft white cotton with a narrow band of lace around the scoop neckline and armholes.
It fastens down the front with 7 milky colored glass buttons (the 8th button is missing) and the body is fitted with darts at the front and princess seams at the back. There is also a very slight peplum to go over a bustle at the back.
Measurements: Shoulders 16"- 16 1/2", bust 42 1/2" (a bust of 38"- 41" would be ideal), waist 36" but this had to fit over your chemise, corset, bustle and bustle petticoat, hence the larger measurement. Length is approx 17".
(Formerly L. Hidic)