Silk & Powernet Corset Girdle By Sian Hoffman

Silk & Powernet Corset Girdle By Sian Hoffman. The Underpinnings Museum. Photography by Tigz Rice

Date: 2011

Origin: United Kingdom

Fabric: Silk, lace and powernet

Brand: Sian Hoffman


This longline girdle fuses the techniques of 1950s foundationwear with contemporary materials and silhouette. The mix of stretch powernet panels and gussets with elastic trims, paired with rigid silk gives a dramatic nipped waistline whilst maintaining a level of flexibility and comfort that most traditional girdles lack.

The girdle fastens with a busk closure and a small panel of lacing at the centre front. It is embellished with a mix of cording and antique lace overlay, with a decorative satin bow at the centre front. There are six garter straps covered in ruched silk. It is structured with a mix of spiral and flat steel bones throughout the garment, to maintain vertical tension.

This garment was a custom commission for an individual client in 2011, based on the designer’s popular corsetted girdle design. The piece originally had a detachable satin ribbon frame bra attachment which has sadly been lost.

Sian Hoffman has been creating luxury, innovative corsetry since 2005, fusing contemporary and fetish inspired design with traditional corsetry techniques. Each garment is hand made by the design herself, from the inception of unique patterns for each client to hand finished embellishment. Hoffman’s designs have three aims: to modify the body and create a dramatic silhouette, to inspire sensual empowerment and confidence, and to enhance dominance and a submissive effect on others. The brand’s designs blur the boundaries between fashion and fetishism, and have become a favourite corset brand of numerous celebrities and high-fashion print publications.


From the collection of Karolina Laskowska

Museum number: KL-2017-112


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