Cotton Padded Bust Improver With Lace Trim

Cotton Padded Bust Improver With Lace Trim, c. 1880-1900s. The Underpinnings Museum. Photography by Tigz Rice.

Date: c. 1880-1900s

Origin: Unknown

Fabric: Cotton

Brand: Unknown

 

A cotton padded bust improver, trimmed with a delicate leavers lace and joined with silk ribbon tie at the centre front. These pads would have been worn under clothing to help achieve a more curvacious figure that suited the fashionable silhouette of the time.

 

Kindly donated to The Underpinnings Museum collection by Cathy Hay of Foundations Revealed