Late bodies based on the famous stays made for the effigy of Elizabeth I in 1603 ( 1603 - Westminster Abbey, London, bodies for an effigy of Queen Elizabeth I). Perfect for late Elizabethan and Jacobean styles – essential in creating the smooth, elongated, conical silhouette of the era.
*made in linen canvas and a densly woven silk/linen damask ( from Sudburry Silk MIlls)
*Fully boned with reed – authentic, breathable and light! The reed adapts to your body and moves with it - making the stays very comfortable.
* linen lace
*construction and boning channels done on a machine
Mesurements - chest closes at 34.5", waist closes at 27", waist - armpit height - 8"
Woudl suit best size 12/14, with natural body measurments of chest - 35" to 38", waist 29" - 31"
Can be worn laced shut or with a gap up to 2 " wide
If you would like to order stays all handstitched, please have a look at the Bespoke section and contact up for availibility!