Some films have been rated as to their corset-visibility, using little 's.
One denotes little corsetry, while is a VERY GOOD corset-film.
Films with "lacing" scenes are denoted with "Lacing".
Films with corsets UNDER gowns only are denoted with "Gowns".
Obviously, these ratings have little to do with a critical evaluation of the film itself.
Note: All clips available here are for review purposes only, presented in order to entice the viewer to purchase the film in its entirety.
All copyrights are respected.
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THE NAME IN PARENTHESIS IS USUALLY THE WEARER'S
"TVM" = TELEVISION MOVIE or MINI-SERIES
"TVS" = TELEVISION SERIES
1948---- Gowns WAKE OF THE RED WITCH (GAIL RUSSELL & ADELE MARA) STILL CLIPS
No corsets seen, but the evidence is overwhelming--beautiful, tight-waisted gowns!
|2007----WALK ALL OVER ME (LEELEE SOBIESKI) Vidclip|
1962---- WALTZ OF THE TOREADORS (DANY ROBIN)--CLIP AVAILABLE ON DESCRIPTOR PAGE
Ms. Robin has to undress to her corset when her gown is caught in a fishing hook. Publicity photo & article
THE WANTON CONTESSA--Italian "Senso"
(ALIDA VALLI and MARCELLA MARIANI) 16 STILL CLIPS AND VIDEO
Two longish scenes with VERY TIGHT corset visibility; the nicest thing about it
is that: the first scene depicts the
countess wearing one, so it is made of fancy fabric (brocade-like). But
the second scene has a prostitute
and the corset is plain and white. Obviously the latter doesn't have as much money to devote to her corset, so it has to look cheaper. Another nice piece of reality from Visconti.. Review by Sam Laur
1993---- WARLOCK: THE ARMAGEDDON (JOANNA PACULA)
1997---- WASHINGTON SQUARE (JENNIFER JASON LEIGH)
Some typically uninformed quotes from Ms. Leigh:
"[Corsets] are so ungodly and uncomfortable and they really mess up your
body…. They [the costume designers] put the waistline just under the
floating rib. For me, the waist was 19 inches. It was torture… Your
organs are all being ."
mushed around. I couldn't breathe and I got sick. That was the only time I've ever really been afraid that I could hurt myself. A lot of women were killed by those corsets
2010----WASHU WARRIOR (AMBER GOLDFARB)
1939---- WATER FOR CANITOGA--German "Wasser für Canitoga" (CHARLOTTE SUSA)
A rather long "knee-in-back" lacing scene in the first 30 minutes
1996---- WATER WORLD (JEANNE TRIPLEHORN)--Bare-bones Hollywood style STILL CLIP*
Pushing the concept here a bit, but might be worth seeing.
1988 ----WAXWORK (ACTRESSES UNKNOWN--EXTRAS)
2005- WEEDS TVS
1981 ----WE OF THE NEVER NEVER (CHRISTINE CONWAY)
In this 1910 outback saga a bride is laced into a corset while her mother gives final hints how to behave properly in a marriage.
2007----WE OWN THE NIGHT (EVA MENDES) STILL CLIP
1955 ----WE'RE NO ANGELS (JOAN BENNETT) STILL CLIP & VIDCLIP
Three "roofers" see the store owner's wife lacing herself into her corset; end scene, maybe 10-20 seconds of visibility, no real close-up.
2014----WHEN CALLS THE HEART - TVS - (ERIN
Video: The fashion of
'When Calls the Heart'
Going back to the 1910s doesn't mean that
fashion has to be sacrificed! Here the show's costume designer
and cast take us behind-the-scenes
and discuss anything from corsets to wide-brim
hats - to that iconic Mountie uniform. Sometimes the outfit DOES make the man.
2016----WESTWORLD - TVS - (THANDIE
Facts You Didn't Know About Westworld
Ms. Newton says she was more comfortable naked than in a corset
1991---- WHITE FANG (SUSAN HOGAN)
2017----THE WHITE PRINCESS - TVS - (JODIE COMER & MICHELE FAIRLEY)
Stephen K.: This article about the costumes quotes the designer: "Michelle Fairley is very slender and we tried to exploit that brittle quality she had. We made these outfits that were very, very tightly laced." STILL CLIP
1961---- THE WHITE WARRIOR (MARIA MONTEZ)
1983---- THE WICKED LADY (FAYE DUNAWAY)
Whoa! A mean and evil lady girded by her corsets, shown as she really is to us all!
1998---- Gowns THE WICKED, WICKED WEST a/k/a PAINTED ANGELS (KELLY McGILLIS)
2000---- Gowns THE WIDOW OF SAINT-PIERRE French "La Veuve de Saint-Pierre" (JULIETTE BINOCHE)
Set in 1849 to 1850. The corseted costumes are excellent, and Ms. Binoche's stays may be seen on several occasions.
1977---- WIFEMISTRESS (LAURA ANTONELLI)
2004----WIFESWAP -TVS (VARIED)
1983 ----WILCZYCA--Polish (IWONA BIELSKA)
Since the Countess (actually a werewolf) is unsatisfied with her husband, she is as a substitute getting laced by her maid in a very long Edwardian corset. When the Count is about to enter her room, we hear her ever-increasing voice "Yes - gasp - take me in dear! - gasp - tighter! - gasp - yes - gasp…".
1959---- FAIR Lacing THE WILD AND THE INNOCENT (SANDRA DEE) Fifties "Victorian" style 7 STILL CLIPS
Young, innocent girl gets some help with the lacing of her first corset from an equally innocent and naive cowboy. One medium lacing scene.
WILD GALS OF THE NAKED
WEST a/k/a "Immoral Girls of the Naked West" (TERRI
The savior of a town registers into a hotel and finds the same big-breasted green corseted lady performing a striptease for him in every room he enters .
1995----THE WILD SIDE (ANNE HECHE)
1965----The WILD WILD WEST--TVS (YVONNE CRAIG) 3 STILL CLIPS FROM EPISODE "NIGHT OF THE GRAND EMIR"
1999---- WILD, WILD WEST (SALMA HAYEK) 4 STILL CLIPS AND SOME COMMENTARY
1982---- THE WILD WOMEN OF CHASTITY GULCH--TVM (JOAN COLLINS)
1999----WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (MICHELLE PFEIFFER)
1957---- WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER? (JAYNE MANSFIELD)
Barely made the list--terrible movie, even corset-wise. One short view of a corset-garment. There is, however, a secretary obviously wearing a very heavy girdle.
1997---- THE WINGS OF THE DOVE (HELENA BONHAM CARTER)
One corset scene at the beginning of the film. One short scene at the end where
Ms. Carter takes
off her corset for her
lover. Nothing special. STILL CLIP
THE WINNING SEASON -- TVM
(From an interview with David Martindale)
"It was the most high-maintenance hairdo and outfit that I've ever had,' she says. 'It took 45 minutes to button me into those clothes." Adjusting to the her
wardrobe in The Winning Season, in which she plays the girlfriend of baseball great Honus Wagner, wasn't always easy for her. But putting on one of those
old-style dresses - 'and the corset,' she hastens to add -- helped her 'find' her character. "If I would walk quickly from my trailer to the baseball stadium,
I would be winded, because you can't get a whole full breath (wearing so constricting an outfit)."
(From an interview with Jill Vejnoska)
"Season," with its mostly male cast, is as different
from "Sex" as bustles are from bustiers. Meanwhile, "Sex's" modern-day
slaves to fashion have nothing on corset-
wearing Mandy. "If I would walk quickly from, like, my trailer to the baseball stadium, I would be winded because you can't get a whole full breath," said Davis. "It
took 45 minutes to button me into these clothes. I get dressed in 10 minutes at 'Sex and the City.'"
1988---- WITHOUT A CLUE (LYSETTE ANTHONY)
2010----THE WOLFMAN (EMILY BLUNT) STILL CLIPS
1948----Gowns THE WOMAN IN WHITE (ELEANOR PARKER)
1997---- THE WOMAN IN WHITE -- TVM (TARA FITZGERALD)
Not tight enough!
198?---- THE WOMAN WITH THE RED BONNET (UNKNOWN ACTRESS) STILL CLIP
1948---- Gowns THE WOMAN IN WHITE (ELEANOR PARKER)
Tight-bodiced gowns with tiny waists throughout.
1939---- THE WOMEN (JOAN CRAWFORD)--Remade as musical Thirties girdle-type corset "The Opposite Sex".
A woman models a long corset-girdle for patrons of a beauty salon.
1952----- Gowns THE WORLD IN HIS ARMS (ANN BLYTH)
A stunningly corseted Ms. Blyth shines in her gowns. Unfortunately, no visible corsets are in evidence, though.
1939-----Gowns WUTHERING HEIGHTS (MERLE OBERON)
1992----- Gowns WUTHERING HEIGHTS (JULIETTE BINOCHE)
1994----- WYATT EARP (ISABELLA ROSSELLINI & CATHERINE O'HARA) Long Hollywood underbust style STILL CLIPS
1988----- THE WYOMING KID (JANE WYMAN)
Ms. Wyman is still in her corset while being harassed by her suspicious landlady. One medium scene.
1950----- WYOMING MAIL (ALEXIS SMITH) Fifties "Victorian" style STILL CLIP
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