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Metropolitan Museum of Art -- Beachwear Corset -- History is awesome, historical fashion is fascinating.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - "Queen Bess"1876: ...and the bustle roll at back would ease any strain the wearer might experience from the excessive weight of the skirt.

Corset Probably Royal Worcester Corset Company (American, 1864–1950) Date: ca. 1872 Culture: American Medium: Cotton, bone Metropolitan Museum of Art Accession Number: 2009.300.6636a, b

Corset Date: 1740–60 Culture: American Medium: linen, leather, whalebone Dimensions: Length at CF (a): 15 in. (38.1 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of the Jason and Peggy Westerfield Collection, 1969 Accession Number: 2009.300.3330a–d