Posted at 11.04.2018
The purpose of boning in a corset ranges era to period. The corset and shaping put pressure on the fabric therefore the boning was devote to give the desired shape and to prevent lines and wrinkles in the cloth.
In the 17th and 18th century corsets were seriously boned with little or no space between the bone channels. At that time the most popular materials used for boning were massive reeds or whalebone.
In the first 19th century the natural form returned. It was the very first time the bust was separated. In corsets the boning was made from real wood, bone, ivory and baleen. Baleen is where whalebone originated from but it isn't actually created from bone it's the same element that toenails and hair are made of, it is bristles from the top jaw. Baleen is exactly what whales have rather than teeth.
egyptian corsetry. pngEgyptian corsetry.
effects of lacing. pnga medical drawing that shows what corsets do to your body.