2013: Martin & Shirley pointed to this unusual piece for sale:
A 19th century leather corset
with nickel plated iron braces riveted to the leather.
Finely crafted with air holes and cotton canvas lace up
front and straps, made to help support the back and
upper body. Frida Kahlo had to make use of
elaborate leather corsets to help support her spine.
corset for an adolescent
Referring to the above, Rescot writes:
"I don't agree. I am definitely sticking my neck out this time, I mean Valerie Steele! Here's my take on it. I believe it is an orthopedic corset. Not only that but the graphic is showing the brace being worn backwards, reminiscent of some eBayer selling corsets displayed worn backwards and upside down on mannequins. I mean look at the curve in the corset, it belong in the lower back. A fetish corset, hardly, where is the small waist? Leather was used extensively for braces and the solid metal 'brace' at the back (lighter shade of leather) is a dead give away for a brace! A visit to www.nbak.tierranet.com may prove instructive to Valerie." (Below is something similar in leather)
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