Corset Date: ca. 1912 Culture: probably American Medium: silk, bone, metal, elastic Dimensions: Length at CF (a, b): 19 in. cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
By fashionable dress outline changed to an exaggerated derriere and flattening at the front. Half-crinolines or crinolettes marked a mid-point between cage crinolines and bustles. They often had extra loops of steel which acted as a bustle.