The History of The Corset

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

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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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