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Designer's Note:

This outfit is part of a more-elaborate wedding ensemble. More detailed photos are available in the Wedding section - click here!

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August 2010

silk taffeta, reed, cotton coutil

Reed-Boned Cross-Back Corset

An 18th-19th-century hybrid corset feature more of a flat-front and conical upper into a Victorian-shaped (un-tabbed) bottom. Boned on the seams with spiral steel and throughout the panels with reed. 18th-century-style buckles fasten the cross-back straps at the shoulder fronts, and the back is spiral-laced over a shaped back panel. Custom-dyed silk satin ribbon matches the deep red silk taffeta.