Stays: 1780
3 0 c m
actual image size: 29cm x 22cm

Stays: 1780


© Museum of London

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This image shows a heavy linen boned bodice with shoulder straps tied with laces at the back. It has a rounded neckline in the front with a straight edge to the back. The bodice is heavily boned with vertical bones hand stitched in place and the centre front is stiffened with a busk. Stays long in the front finishing in a rounded point, extending down over the hips into tabs which are also boned. The edges are bound with bias binding. Modern ribbon is used to lace. A large linen label in the front inside reads: "E.A. Abbey".




1780 AD - 1780 AD

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