Sheer Underbust Corset With Lace Appliqué & Feathers By Sparklewren

Sheer Underbust Corset With Lace Appliqué & Feathers By Sparklewren, c. 2013, United Kingdom. The Underpinnings Museum. Photography by Tigz Rice

Date: c. 2012

Origin: United Kingdom

Fabric: Nylon crin, cotton coutil, lace

Brand: Sparklewren


An underbust corset in sheer nylon crin and cotton coutil bone channels, embellished with layered, hand stitched, metallic French lace appliqué and small sprays of peacock feathers. Grosgrain ribbon re-enforces the waist, and the corset is structured with a mix of spiral and flat steel boning. The garment opens at the centre back with metal eyelets and cotton lacing.

Jenni Hampshire began creating corsets under the moniker ‘Sparklewren’ in 2009. The designer’s background in Fine Art has resulted in a body of work akin to wearable sculpture. Historically inspired silhouettes and construction techniques are paired with lush, opulent embellishment and couture construction techniques. The brand specialises in one-of-a-kind heirloom garments, with each garment taking weeks of carefully considered embellishment and craftsmanship.


Kindly loaned by Twig

Museum number: SP-2018-005


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