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.
The front lacing is additionally reinforced with artificial whalebone for durability
* linen lace
*Handworked eyelets - or metal grommets, you choose!
*construction and boning channels done on a machine
*edges bound with bias tape in cream ( not in red as shown in the pictures!)
Mesurements - chest closes at 33" (84cm), waist closes at 26" (66cm), waist - armpit height - 7" 18cm)
Woudl suit best size 8-10, with natural body measurments of chest - 35" to 37", waist 28" - 30"
Can be worn laced shut or with a gap up to 2 " wide
Here the same model shown in a bigger size
If you would like to order stays all handstitched, please have a look at the Bespoke section and contact up for availibility!