Why Our Assumptions About the Corset Are All Wrong

Corsets are one of the most controversial items of clothing in human history. Emerging in the 16th century, some critics have raised concerns about the beauty standards corsets create for women. 

In the past year, corsets have come back into fashion with celebrities like Lizzo, Madonna and Adele seen wearing them. 

That begs the question, how much do we know about what corsets were like, from women themselves? 

Gracie Abadee chatted to Dr Sarah Bendall who remade corset designs from 400 years ago to better understand how corsets impacted women.  

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