The History of The Corset

Beauty is pain and a corset might just be the reason why!

Source: Corsets

Corsets gained popularity in the 16th century when Catherine de Medici, the wife of French king Henry the Second, banned women with thick waists from attending the court.

Catherine was a tyrannical monarch but she created beauty standards that continued to be implemented and were exceptionally…

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