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corset

Orthopedics A device that encircles and supports the trunk or vertebral column, which may be used for trauma or for congenital deformities of the spine. See Milwaukee brace.
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Strickler's 1925 publication, "The Principles of Scientific Corset Fitting," explained that recent changes in corsetry compelled a greater level of specialized training for corset fitters.
I'm so interested by bustle cages and corsetry, and I started thinking about the fascination of manipulation when it comes to the female form," says Bryant, interviewed at the Manhattan headquarters of lingerie brand Maidenform.
They've taken a new grown-up look to fashion, mixing the must-have black and corsetry outerwear with a sprinkle of beautiful flowers and sparkle.
The themes of her spring dresses - and the collection was only dresses - was a celebration of curves, she said, taking out some of the corsetry that she previously built silhouettes on, replacing that with oval panels on the bodice that she said would give the same flattering shape with more comfort.
Judges said Christian Dior could prevent its licensee the Societe Industrielle Lingerie (SIL) from onselling its luxury corsetry to a discount retailer Copad.
Gok Wan has recently been recruited to design a range of corsetry.
specialist corsetry shop and ask them to measure you properly and recommend a good quality bra.
Leigh Summers enters these debates with Bound to Please: A History of the Victorian Corset, in which she condemns corsetry and the society that sponsored it as oppressive to women and violently misogynist.
It begins with examples of the rigid corsetry, opulent textiles and lavish decoration that reflected the social status of a woman's father or husband, and then moves ahead to the flapper skirts of the '20s, military-inspired suits of the war years, circle skirts of the '50s and contemporary ``power'' suits.
His racist and sexist acts were his downfall with Clark; his corsetry and masks with bulging flesh could always seem insensitive; and his 1993 Wigstock performance, as vividly recounted by Hilton Als, cast the pall of a bloody birth scene in the midst of cavorting drag queens.
The fashion craze for new-style corsetry is sweeping the US.