The NY Public Library just released thousands (187,000 to be more precise) of public domain photographs, ranging from the 11th to the 21st century. Not only that, they’ve created an amazing visualization tool which allows users to browse the photographs, prints, maps, and more with ease. Check it out!
I did a bit of scouring and found some images of interest to corset enthusiasts. This small collection of photos, illustrations, paintings, and other materials represent an interesting range of nationalities and varying social classes. I hope you enjoy these corseted ladies from history.
• “I love the idea of a corset, but have no idea what I’d wear it with!”
• “More pictures on your blog, please!”
Perhaps both of these exclamations are symptomatic of the same desire, gasped by those seeking some inspiration for how to style corsets as authentic, non-costumed, wear (perhaps not, but let’s pretend).
I aim to please. The following are photos of men and women, all wearing corsets by Dark Garden Corsetry, as authentic outfits. Some of the photos are professional, some are selfies, and some are simple iphonography. So prepare yourself for the gamut…
There are some ideas to get you started working corsets into your own personal style and wardrobe. Have fun!