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Corset with Matching skirt "Liquid Gold"
Eighteenth Century corset

There are more ways to be inspired by eighteenth century style dress than the classic Marie Antoinette and "Dangerous Liaisons" routes. A 1780's corset, cut for the 21st century body (albeit "underwear as outerwear"!) is a style which sculpts the waist and cleavage.

Shown here, a fully boned, eighteenth century style corset in gold/black silk dupion with hand-stitched silk-bound tabs at the waist and matching organza tie-on sleeves.  Decorated with dark green velvet leaves and scattered beading.

Corset and tie-on sleeves (before decoration) - £950 plus fabric and chosen decoration. Skirts are designed to each individual order, varying from organza ballgown shapes to fitted fish-tails or matching silk dupion skirts. Priced from £900, depending on style and fabric.

 pale silver dupion wedding dress with lilac and purple velvet flower trim

Tina had a slight variation of the original "Liquid Gold" design - a draped front skirt, black embellishment and lilac/gold silk instead of lilac/black.

black embellishments detail of lilac-gold corset bodice

Many thanks to Tina and Lavinia for the photographs.

This design can be varied and individualised
to each made-to-measure order.

 Design Copyright © 2012 Theresa Blake. All Rights Reserved.