The Italian Renaissance undergarment corset is made of two layers of white dense flax with 13 corset bones imitating whalebone used in those times. Dresses of the period featured short-cut bodices. The silhouette later named "Empire style".
Undergarment stays comes down to almost the waist and is laced on the back with the staylace. The foundation garment is meant for peak lacing of the upper part of the stature under the dress. Corsets of the period still had no sideways bones, casings or "underbust" cups. The stays used were actually flat. Low neckline allowed bust to be halfway released to make it easier to breath. This also allowed partly nude tempting curves that showed through the zephyrian semitransparent silk or linen muslin of the chemise. Since the corset was worn next to the skin, for modesty reasons, we attached a not quite historically correct white linen underskirt.
Skirt is not included, set of corset and skirt is available with "add skirt" selection.
Please note: if you would like to use this set as an underwear then we recommend to choose white color in the order form.This is a special order dress, it is made to order and will take 6-8 weeks to make before it ships.Click here for "How To Measure" chart