corset

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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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Exposing intimate figure problems to a corsetiere, and granting her the probing access to the body required for measurement created a special relationship between customer and corsetiere.
A corsetiere especially benefitted from customers with identifiable figure faults, as women's desires for rectification promoted dependence upon the corset fitter's expertise.
The relationship between corsetiere and customer was not without tension.
Positioning the corsetiere as "physician to her customer's body," a role fostered by instruction in anatomy and the work of fitting maternity and post-operative corsets, encouraged the construction of the corsetiere as professional.
To get my torso to squish down to something at least approaching Dita's, I make an appointment at the Queen's very own corsetieres, Rigby & Peller.
Rigby & Peller have held the Royal Warrant as Corsetieres to the Queen since 1960.
According to royal corsetieres Rigby & Peller 75 per cent of women wear the wrong bra size.