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 Olenska Stays and Sleeve Puffs are worn by Aurora Nishevci on the cover of the album 'Prelude to Ecstasy' by The Last Dinner Party.
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 regency 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.
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.