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    Christian Dior underdress, Fall 1955-56. #lingeriehistory Via The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

    Cage crinoline of steel with red wool and linen, 1860-1865. Via the Victoria and Albert Museum

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    Redfern (attributed to) waist cincher, circa 1900. #lingeriehistory Via The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

    Corset by Strouse, Adler Company, circa 1920. #lingeriehistory Collection of The Museum at FIT. / By the early 1920s, comfort and modernity had become crucial to corset design. Many corsets (now also called girdles) had elastic panels that allowed for greater freedom of movement.

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    Bustier, Dolce & Gabbana, 2007. Museum of Decorative Arts in The Louvre.