Kestos brassiere Pale apricot silk with lace trim, straps cross in back and slip through loops on bust level strap, coming to front to button beneath cups. Can be crossed as shown or buttoned over on side, allowing some range in sizing.
Corset Attributed to Royal Worcester Corset Company (American, Date: ca. 1871 Culture: American (probably) Medium: cotton, metal, bone Dimensions: Length at CF: 13 in. cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art