INDEX

ABDOMEN, 110, 111
development, xv
high, xv
pendulous, xv, 46, 66, 80
Abdominal cavity, xv, 32, 33
Abnormal conditions (see Corset Fitting)
Advertising (see Corset Department)
All-in-one corset (see Corselette)
Analysing the customer's figure, 108-11
Anatomy for the corsetiere, 30-6
 
BANDEAU, xv
Bandelette, 10
Batiste (see Corset Fabrics)
Belt–
busk front, 66, 67
description of, 25
elasticated (roll-on), xvi
fitting of, 63-5
hookside, 56, 57, 111
laced, 48, 51, 52
maternity, 89
purpose of, xv
Bone structure, 109, 110
Branded garments, 27
Brassiere fitting, 70-8, 112
maternity, 91
Brassieres, 70-8
and beauty, 70
diaphragm bands, 76
health, 70
history, 10
"Junior Miss," 84
mastitis, 74
maternity, 91
nursing, 91, 92
outsize figure, 81
post-natal, 92
pregnancy, 91
purpose of, xv, 27, 73
remedial aspect, 71
strapless, 27
style, 78
superfluous flesh, 77
types of, 75
Breasts, 70-8
and posture, 70
development of, xv
heavy, 73
mastitis, 74
perfect outline, 72
sagging, xv, 38, 71-8
structure of, 110
Broadcloth (see Corset Fabrics)
Brocade or Broche (see Corset Fabrics)
Busk front corsets, 66-9
advantages of, 66
description of, 25
elastic sections, 66
figure types, 66
fitting of, 66, 67
front lacing, 26, 51, 52
inner belt, 68, 69
removing, 68
Bust (see Breasts)
Buttocks, xv
 
CHEST cavity, xv, 32
Cigarette girl, 18, 19
Coloptosis, 86
Corselette–
description of, 25
fitting, 46, 56-9, 74
function of, xv
hookside, 57-9, 111
hookside with inner belt, 112
outsize figure, 79-82
Corset department, 23-9, 103-7
advertising, 104, 105
arrangement of, 24
co-operation with other departments, 5, 106, 107
enterprise, 29
fashion, 28
management, 103-7
profitableness, v
ranges, 27
records, 24, 103, 104
responsibility, v
service, 23, 24
specials, 106
stock-keeping, 105, 106
window display, 105
Corset epochs, 11
Corset fabrics, 93-9
batiste, 95, 96
broadcloth, 96
brocade (or broche), 96
cotton, 93
coutil, 96
drill, 96
elastic and elasticized fabrics, 97, 98, 99
gingham, 96
jean, 17
jersey, 96
marquisette, 96
net, 96
ninon, 96
nylon, 19, 94
plush, 97
poplin, 97
rayon, 94
satin, 97
silk, 95
taffeta, 97
types of, 93-9
Corset fitter (see Corsetiere)
Corset fitting, 25, 41-7,49-55, 56-9, 61-5, 66-9, 79-83, 90, 111-13
abnormalities, 85, 87
busk front corsets, 66, 67
bust section, 74
checking fit, 54, 55, 65, 67, 113
corselette, 46, 74
customer education, 41, 42, 45, 46, 47, 49, 50, 51, 55, 68
elasticized corsetry, 61-5
hookside belt, 56, 57, 111
hookside corselette, 57-9, 111
hookside corselette with inner belt, 112
inner belt garments, 53, 68
"Junior Miss," 84
lacing corset, 50-3, 112
Lastex, 65
maternity, 89, 90
measuring, 42-6, 111
outsize figure, 79-82
post-natal, 91
removing corset, 55
semi-step-in, 64, 112
specialized training for. surgical corsetry, 85
step-in, 64, 112
summary, 108-13
"teen-age" figure, 83
types of corset, 25, 47
Corset Guild of Great Britain, v, vi, vii
Corset history (see History of Corsets)
Corsetiere, v, 1-6, 30-6, 41, 42, 85-7
anatomy for, 30-6
certificated, 41
maternity corsetry, 88
mental attitude, 42
qualifications of, 108
reluctant customer, 41
surgical corsetry, 85-7
Corset saleswoman (see Corsetiere)
Corset shortages, 21, 23
Corsets and beauty, 9, 14-16
and health, 3, 11, 14, 15, 20, 21, 35
Cotton (see Corset Fabrics)
Coutil (see Corset Fabrics)
Cretan goddess, 8
 
DIAPHRAGM, XV
bands, 76
Drill (see Corset Fabrics)
 
ELASTIC (see Corset Fabrics)
batiste (see Corset Fabrics)
Elasticized corsetry, xv, 18-20, 60-5, 80, 97-9
batiste, 98
caoutchouc, 60
figure types, 61-3
fitting, 61-5
hookside garments, 63
inner belt, 69, 80
Lastex, 18, 60-5
latex, 18, 19, 60
roll-on, xvi, 26
rubber, 60
semi-step-in, 63
step-in, 63
wearing properties, 60
weeping wood, 60
Enteroptosis, 86
 
FAT tissues, 110
Figure characteristics, 109
Figure types (basic), 37-40
age, 39, 40
beauty, 40
curved average, 38
hip heavy, 37-9
hookside garments, 56
"Junior Miss," 84
lacing corsets, 48, 49
Lastex, 60
normal (or average), 37-9
research, 37
straight full average, 38
tendencies, 38
top heavy, 37-9
Fitting rooms, 1, 24, 41, 42, 46, 47
Function (modern) of corsets, 36
Future of corsets, 22
 
GASTROPTOSIS, 86
"Gibson girl" figure, 17
Gingham (see Corset Fabrics)
Girdle (see Belt)
Glossary, xv, xvi
Gluteal fold, xv
Groin, xvi
Guêpières, 26
 
HERNIA, 86
Hip spring, xvi
History of corsets, 7-22
Homer, 8, 9
Hookside belt or girdle–
fitting, 56, 57, 111
front lacing, 52
maternity, 89
Hookside corselette–
fitting, 57-9, 111
inner belt, 59, 112
Hookside garments, 56-9
fastening, 56-9
figure types, 56
 
INNER belt garments–
corselette, 59
elastic, 69, 80
fastening, 69
figure types, 68
fitting, 68
lacing corsets, 53, 54
outsize figure, 80
Intestines, 33
 
JERSEY (see Corset Fabrics)
"Junior Miss" and basic figure types, brassieres, types of garment, 84
 
KNITTED elastic, net, cable net, lace (see Corset Fabrics)
 
LACING corsets, 48-55
adjustability, 48
back lacing, 26
figure types, 48, 49
front lacing, 26
front lacing with busk, 51, 52
inner belt garments, 53, 54
lacing, 49-53
maternity belt, 89, 90
outsize figure, 81
post natal, 91
removing, 55
resting lace, 50, 51
types of, 48
waist measurement, 49
Lastex yarn fabrics, 60-5 (see also Elasticized Corsetry)
figure control, 61
figure types, 61-3
fitting, 61-5
Lastex revolution, 18-20
with other cloth, 61
Latex (see Elasticized Corsetry)
Leather for corsets, historic use of, 16
Leno-elastic (see Corset Fabrics)
Liver, 33
London Museum, 15
Lordosis, 86
Louvre, 10
 
MARQUISETTE (see Corset Fabrics)
Mass production, 21
Mastitis (see Brassiere Fitting)
Maternity–
bodily changes, 88, 89
brassieres, 91, 92
corsetry, 86, 88-91
fitter and the pregnant woman, 4
fourth month, 89, 90
hookside belt, 89
lacing corset, 89, 90
post-natal fitting, 91
post-natal (or nursing brassiere), 91, 92
semi-surgical belt, 89
step-in corset (side lacing), 89
Muscles, 110
tone, 34
 
NEPHROPTOSIS, 86
Ninon (see Corset Fabrics)
Nylon (see Corset Fabrics)
 
OUTSIZE figure, 79-82
brassieres, 81
comfort for, 79
corselette, 81
fitting of, 81, 82
inner belt garments, 80
lacing corset, 81
light-weight garment, 82
problems of, 79-81
One piece garment (see Corselette)
One-way stretch, 19
 
PANTEES, 26
Pantie-girdle, xvi
Pelvic cavity, xvi
Pelvis, xvi, 32, 33
Plush (see Corset Fabrics)
Poplin (see Corset Fabrics)
Post-natal corsetry (see Maternity)
Post-operative corsetry (see Surgical Corsetry)
Postural tone, xvi, 35
Posture, xvi, 32, 35, 110
Pregnancy (see Maternity)
 
RAYON (see Corset Fabrics)
Roll-on (see Belt)
 
SATIN (see Corset Fabrics)
Silk (see Corset Fabrics)
Social conditions, 20
Spare tyre, 38
Spine, diseases, injuries, deformities, 86
Steel and iron, historic use in corsetry, 13, 16, 18
Stock keeping (see Corset Department)
Summary, 108-13
Surgical corsetry, 85-7
 
TAFFETA (see Corset Fabrics)
"Teen-age" figure, 83
Tight-lacing, 12-17
Thigh spread, xvi, 38
Torso, xvi, 46
Trunk length, xvi, 46, 74
Two-way stretch, 19
 
UTERUS, 88, 90
Utility corsets, 23
 
VENUS, 10
Victoria and Albert Museum, vii, 20
Visceroptosis, 86
 
WASHING the corset, 99-102
Whalebone, 14, 16, 17
Window display (see Corset Department)
Wood in corsets, historic use of, 14, 17
Wrap-on (see Belt)