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Stays, ca 1790 England or France, the V&A Museum
These are interesting because they’re right in the middle of the transition from rigid, mono-boobed 18th century stays to the softer ones worn in the early 19th century.  Those odd tabs hanging off the back may have functioned as a miniature bustle.

Stays, ca 1790 England or France, the V&A Museum

These are interesting because they’re right in the middle of the transition from rigid, mono-boobed 18th century stays to the softer ones worn in the early 19th century.  Those odd tabs hanging off the back may have functioned as a miniature bustle.

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