A Corset for all Ladies

One delightful item at Market Lavington Museum is an advert for corsets.

An advert for corsets at Market Lavington Museum

What a shame a portion of this ad is missing. It means we can’t see what publication Mrs Burns, Ladies’ Outfitter of Lavington House, Market Lavington used for her advert.

Mrs Burns of Market Lavington placed this advert

The advert features French phrases – presumably French undergarments were très chic.

A la sirène - mermaid style?

We can certainly see how these garments produced the wasp waist effect – especially for brides.

A bridal corset

This advert can be found above the fireplace in the kitchen room at Market Lavington Museum.

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