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Maternity Corset
1908
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
"The shaping and various closures that would provide for flexibility of this corset signals that it would be worn by a woman while she is pregnant and immediately after while nursing. The existence of such variations on the corset exhibits the ubiquitous nature and necessity of the corset. Even while pregnant, the body was required to be shaped into an acceptable silhouette. These corsets were worn by working and middle class women who were nursing their own children rather than using a wet nurse."

Maternity Corset

1908

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

"The shaping and various closures that would provide for flexibility of this corset signals that it would be worn by a woman while she is pregnant and immediately after while nursing. The existence of such variations on the corset exhibits the ubiquitous nature and necessity of the corset. Even while pregnant, the body was required to be shaped into an acceptable silhouette. These corsets were worn by working and middle class women who were nursing their own children rather than using a wet nurse."

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    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA I WOULD NEVER USE THIS FOR IT’S INTENDED PURPOSES EVER BUT AAAA IT LOOKS NICE Fuuuck
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    Wait. Wait. Maternity… corset? When I was pregnant I didn’t want anything less stretchy than spandex touching me.

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