corsetry
noun Date: 1904 underwear (as corsets, girdles, and brassieres) meant to shape a woman's body

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  • Corsetry — is the craft of making corsets and corset like garments and accessories most of which incorporate stays. It is also a subfield of fashion that deals with those garments and accessories and it is common term used for those garments and accessories …   Wikipedia

  • corsetry — [kôr′sə trē] n. 1. the work or trade of making, selling, or fitting corsets, girdles, etc. 2. corsets, girdles, etc., collectively * * * …   Universalium

  • corsetry — [kôr′sə trē] n. 1. the work or trade of making, selling, or fitting corsets, girdles, etc. 2. corsets, girdles, etc., collectively …   English World dictionary

  • corsetry — corset ► NOUN 1) a woman s tightly fitting undergarment extending from below the chest to the hips, worn to shape the figure. 2) a similar garment worn to support a weak or injured back. DERIVATIVES corseted adjective corsetry noun. ORIGIN… …   English terms dictionary

  • corsetry — noun The collective noticeable portion of a corset …   Wiktionary

  • corsetry — cor·set·ry …   English syllables

  • corsetry — /ˈkɔsətri/ (say kawsuhtree) noun 1. the art of making corsets. 2. corsets considered collectively …   Australian English dictionary

  • corsetry — ˈkȯ(r)sə̇trē noun ( es) 1. : the art of making or fitting corsets, girdles, and brassieres 2. : corsets, girdles, and brassieres …   Useful english dictionary

  • Corsetry and Underwear — The Corsetry and Underwear Journal was an corsetry and underwear industry trade magazine, of which Emily Yooll was the editor from 1935 to 1975 and Edith Base was a formerly editor in 1950. This trade magazine related article is a stub. You can… …   Wikipedia

  • Bone (corsetry) — 350px|thumb|Spirella side by side with apiece of flat stayIn corsetry, a bone is one of the rigid parts of a corset that forms its frame and gives it rigidity.Purpose, History and MaterialsThe purpose of the boning in a corset varies slightly… …   Wikipedia

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