This style was fashionable from roughly 1800 - 1820, giving a smooth torso and high breasts - perfect for the empire line styles
The short stays comes up to mid bust providing the support from below, and the breasts are contained by the chemise.
It ends at a high waistline, so not as restrictive as the long line one - perfect for riding, dancing and more vigorious activities:-) Lacing all the way down the back, the purpose of the stays was not overly restricting the waistline, but just smoothing the body and provide support for the bust. They are surprisingly comfortable too!
This is our Bare Basics economy version - with modern inside finish and metal eyelets. if you would like to have one made bespoke in a more historically accurate way, please drop us a line! Made bespoke this style starts from £200
*made ins strong corsetry fabric - cotton sateen
* lacing at the back
* metal eyelets
* 1inch metal busk in front
* boned with steel bones and artificial whalebone
*modern finish - machine,
*measurements: high waist closes at 31.", underbust 32", bust 38" -cups suitable for bigger bust size D-F.Best suited size 12-14, and can be worn with the 2 inches gap at the back, so perfect for waistline 31 - 34"