I accidentally wrote an essay whilst researching for my corset project, so enjoy.
Stay tuned for the actual making adventures of said corset.
More interesting analyses on corset myth things:
“Busting Corset Myths” on Foundations Revealed:
“The Edwardian Silhouette Emerges” by Cathy Hay https://thepeacockdress.com/2015/02/the-edwardian-silhouette-emerges/
Arnold, Janet. “Patterns of Fashion 2: Englishwomen’s Dresses & Their Construction C. 1860 – 1940”, 1982.
Bradfield, Nancy. “Costume in Detail: Women’s Dress 1730-1930”, 1968.
Flower, B. O. “Fashion’s Slaves.”, 1892. https://archive.org/details/fashionsslaves00flow/page/n8
Flower, William Henry. “Fashion in Deformity”, 1881. https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=yTYZAAAAYAAJ&hl=en&pg=GBS.PA78
Kim, Alexandra and Mida, Ingrid. “The Dress Detective”, 2015.
Langley Moore, Doris. “The Woman in Fashion”, 1949.
O’Followell, Ludovic. “Le corset; histoire, médecine, hygiène”, 1908. https://catalog.nyam.org/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=217689
Schwarz, G. S. “Society, physicians, and the corset”, 1979. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1807654/
Steele, Valerie. “The Corset: A Cultural History”, 2003.
Thomas, Theodore Galliard. “A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of Women” (6th edition) 1892 https://books.google.com/books?id=3OHsADOwjH4C&printsec=frontcover&dq=galliard+thomas+practical+treatises+on+the+diseases&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwivh5mo2bLgAhWOwFkKHVHYCeIQ6AEIKjAA#v=onepage&q&f=false (specifically the heading ‘Impracticalities of Dress’)
The Toronto Daily Mail issue dated 5th May, 1883. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=UP1MAAAAIBAJ&sjid=9jQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4608,2577118
Measurement chart taken from ‘details’ on this dress: https://www.forever21.com/us/shop/catalog/product/f21/dress/2000339672
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