Corsetry & Undergarments

The right undergarments are what gives your outfit the "out-of-a-portrait" look! We are happy to create all the necessary layers of your historical outfit for you, or just separate pieces. Here you will find a selection of items we have created. For commissions please use the contact form or send an email to info@historicalclothing.net

Fully Boned Stays 1730-1740

These fully boned stays with shoulder straps are made in a period correct brocade fabric and lace up over a separate stomacher in the front, as well as in the back.

Prices start from £400.

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Half Boned Stays 1760-1770

Basic Diderot-style half-boned stays with shoulder straps and spiral lacing, made in your choice of fabric and colours. Choose from flat steel boning or plastic boning. Basic stays come with metal eyelets and back lacing only.
Handstitched eyelets, decorative fabric choices and additional front closure are available on request. This item will be custom made to your measurements, please allow 3-6 weeks for completion.

Prices start from £315 for basic stays.

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Regency Short Stays

The pattern for these front lacing short stays has been drafted from period illustrations of 1803-1820. The stays separate and lift the bust to create the perfect early 19th century silhouette!
Made of durable cotton coutil, steel boned at the front and with metal eyelets. Super comfortable to wear!
Handstitched eyelets or different fabric choices are available on request. This garment will be made to order, please allow 1-2 weeks for completion.

Prices start from £110.

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Large panier or hoop petticoat 1740-1780

This classic mid 18th c. hoop petticoat has the typical kidney shape.
It features six steel hoops and can be made of cotton, linen or silk fabric in your choice of colors.
Measures ca. 63" at the widest point. Comes with a drawstring waist and pocket slits, one size.
This garment will be made to order, please allow 3-6 weeks for completion.

Prices start from £165.

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Ladies shift/chemise 18th/19th century

Ladies basic 18th century chemise with underarm gussets and side gores. Based on an extant shift dated 1780-1810. The neckline is bound in cotton tape and has a drawstring. All internal edges are professionally overlocked. The chemise has elbow length sleeves and comes to just under the knee. Made in white cotton fabric, one size only (fits up to UK size 16/18). Various sleeve options available.

Prices start from £120.

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Corsets from various eras

Prices start from c.£300

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Pocket Hoops 1740-1785

Small pocket hoops in plain or fancy fabrics, with pocket slits.

Prices start from £85

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