No, corsets did not destroy the health of Victorian women

In the annals of Victorian medical history, few foes receive as much bile as the corset, which physicians claimed contributed to miscarriages, cancer, and slow, crushing deaths. But while there are some health problems that can be linked to corsets, they aren't nearly the instruments of medical terror that they're… » 3/17/14 11:19am 3/17/14 11:19am

Corsets meet Star Trek in these Victorian Starfleet uniform dresses

For those times when you're flung unexpectedly back in time—or if you just don't want to change clothes between work and your favorite holonovel—cosplayer Genovefa has dreamed up these Starfleet-themed dresses with long skirts and a bit of Victorian-inspired corsetry. » 12/08/13 7:30am 12/08/13 7:30am

X-ray images of women in corsets show skeletons in a bind

With the 1908 volume of his treatise Le Corset, Dr. Ludovic O’Followell hoped to make clear the detrimental effects the then-current corset designs had on women's health. To that end, he took X-ray images of women in their binding underthings. » 6/23/13 7:00am 6/23/13 7:00am

Corset-wearing superwomen from the Age of Steam

If superheroines found themselves fighting crime in the year 1887, would they trade in their spandex for corsets and petticoats? Artist Michael Dooney transports familiar females back to the Victorian era, and gives each one a new costume design. » 3/18/12 9:30am 3/18/12 9:30am

TARDIS corset is pure Time Lord burlesque

Philadelphia costume designers Mayfaire Moon are building a TARDIS corset, and yes, they've already made the requisite "bigger on the inside" gag. » 8/16/11 7:30am 8/16/11 7:30am

Star Wars-inspired corsets have power over weak minds

As far as naughty Star Wars geek-wear goes, Princess Leia's gold bikini is so last year — and California-based artisan EveningArwen has rectified that with these Darth Vader and Stormtrooper corsets. » 6/07/10 2:00pm 6/07/10 2:00pm