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The side front of the red silk Olenska Stays. A lace up v at the centre front can allow the wearer to create a more curved bust shape. The eyelets are gold, and the straps attach with 2.5cm wide ribbon tied in bows.
The front of the Olenska stays. The stays fasten with a wide wrap around sash tying in a big bow just off from the centre front. The stays and straps are finished with bias binding.
The side of the Olenska stays. This shows the change in length from the back to the front of the stays. The stays are short at the back, sweeping around to the waist at the centre front.
The back of the stays showing the wrap over fastening. The back neckline creates a sweetheart shape as it crosses over. The straps are attached by wide ribbons. The sash on the wrap over is the same fabric as the rest of the stays.
The Olenska stays worn with the Olenska sleeve puffs. All fabrics are matching. This shows a styling option.
The Olenska tap pants worn with the Olenska stays. The tap pants are silk satin and the stays silk douppion. This shows a styling option.
A back view of the Olenska tap pants and stays. There is a 4 inch gap at the centre back between waistband of the tap pants and the bottom of the stays, this decreases to 1 inch at the sides.
The lace up back option, hidden behind the wrap over at the back. The lacing is black with gold tipped ends. There are 5 eyelets on each side that the lacing threads through.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, The side front of the red silk Olenska Stays. A lace up v at the centre front can allow the wearer to create a more curved bust shape. The eyelets are gold, and the straps attach with 2.5cm wide ribbon tied in bows.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, The front of the Olenska stays. The stays fasten with a wide wrap around sash tying in a big bow just off from the centre front. The stays and straps are finished with bias binding.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, The side of the Olenska stays. This shows the change in length from the back to the front of the stays. The stays are short at the back, sweeping around to the waist at the centre front.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, The back of the stays showing the wrap over fastening. The back neckline creates a sweetheart shape as it crosses over. The straps are attached by wide ribbons. The sash on the wrap over is the same fabric as the rest of the stays.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, The Olenska stays worn with the Olenska sleeve puffs. All fabrics are matching. This shows a styling option.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, The Olenska tap pants worn with the Olenska stays. The tap pants are silk satin and the stays silk douppion. This shows a styling option.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, A back view of the Olenska tap pants and stays. There is a 4 inch gap at the centre back between waistband of the tap pants and the bottom of the stays, this decreases to 1 inch at the sides.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, The lace up back option, hidden behind the wrap over at the back. The lacing is black with gold tipped ends. There are 5 eyelets on each side that the lacing threads through.

Olenska Wrap Around Stays

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A pair of sumptuous short deep red silk stays inspired by late 18th and early 19th century corsetry these are are true luxury piece. They look beautiful on their own but also styled over a dress or top. The wrap around fastening means they are easy to put on and flexible size wise. They fasten at the front with a statement bow.

The wrap around bow is inspired by the 'corset a la paresseuse – lazy girl corset' found in regency fashion, but I prefer to think of it as a corset for the independent, as you don't need anyone to help you into it! It is inspired by women of the past who went their own way. Due to the nature of the fastening this is not a tight lacing corset, but it does provide support and gentle shaping through the cut and boning (enough for you to live out your Bridgerton based dreams!)

The stays sit on the waist at the very front but scoop up around the body and are short at the back. The centre front and the straps can be altered through the satin ribbons.

The lace up back option (concealed under the wrap around) is advised for those wanting a more secure fastening and extra support.

All boning is synthetic whalebone. The top fabric is 100% silk and backed on 100% cotton coutil. The boning channels are all 100% cotton. The gold eyelets are made of brass. Satin Ribbon 100% polyester.

SIZING: Bust S-32-34" M-36-38" L-40-42" Waist- S26-28" M 30-32" L 34-36" Please get in touch about custom sizing.

Try these with the beautiful lace trimmed tap pants and silk sleeve puffs for a full dose of luxury.

The stays can be wiped down on the inside but for a full clean I would suggest dry cleaning.

Handmade by myself in London. Lead in time generally 3 weeks.