Corset Bodice Wedding Dresses

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Is a corset bridal gown a wedding do or don't, what do you think?

  • Did you know that corsets started becoming a staple for women around the sixteenth century? Yeah up until that time, women simply wrapped themselves up with either torn bed linens, or cloth rags. The only reason women started wearing corsets in the first place, was because, they found them to be flattering for their bust lines. It was a great tool for accentuating cleavage, when there was none to be had. It wasn't until the Victorian era, did corsets start serving a bigger purpose in the wardrobe. Specially made corsets, which were made by a skilled corsetier or corsetière, were worn to help mold a woman's body into the notable Victorian, hourglass, figurative-shape.
  • Another known fact about corsets is that men were once wearers of corsets too. Matter of fact, men have worn corsets throughout history, and for various reasons. The most common reason of course, was for medical purposes. Yes, men were led to believe that certain corsets could be made to, aid them in providing extra needed support for various physical malformations, and to help reduce any physical pain from overworked or weak muscles. Corsets back then were the modern day back braces of today.
  • Back braces are often sported by men and women, who are forced to lift heavy objects for a living. The back brace literally supports the spinal column, by forcing the person to remain straight during the lifting process. However, despite all these facts about corsets, a corset is definitely defined by it's breasting duties. When a man thinks of a woman's corset, he is not envisioning a strong man pulling a bus or something. No..., he is envisioning a curvaceous woman wearing bustier lingerie, and accented with thigh high stockings. I guess it is because of this stigmata, corsets probably do not make for the ideal wedding dress. Then again, who's to say what is proper wedding attire, especially when the bride and groom are footing the bills?

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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia

I'm glad all ladies don't have to wear corsets to be acceptable today. No wonder men thought women would faint easily and were so fragile; they couldn't breathe! It does look beautiful for a wedding, though.

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IntimatEvolution 6 years ago from Columbia, MO USA Author

I remember when Madonna first appeared on American Bandstand. I was watching it that Saturday, wow, what a really long time ago.

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GmaGoldie 6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

Great Hub but I don't like the dresses - too much like Madonna and I love Madonna's music just not her clothing.

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IntimatEvolution 6 years ago from Columbia, MO USA Author

You know Bob, corset wedding dresses aren't my favorites either. I'm probably on the wedding don't side. Just because I think they look tacky. But then again, I could just be old and stuffy. Good to hear from you. I was worried, however, glad you're ok! Love and hugs- Julie

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no body 6 years ago from Rochester, New York

hey Julie, I have not forgotten you, my friend. I just hate all of them (the dresses). I guess the models are not curvy enough for me and the dresses brag of the fact that they are all pencil thin. None make them look desireable or feminine in my eye at all. I guess I wouldn't have made it in the Victorian era. (Can't imagine me wearing a codpiece either.) I guess time travel is out for me too, hahaha. I never understood corsets or how it made anyone feel pretty or more womanly. I guess the shape difference along with the breasts out for display said a bunch because men certainly couldn't do that, but I think I would have appreciated my woman to be honest and to present herself honestly. Highlighting attributes is fine but body altering for anyone is plain dishonest. Love ya buddy.

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IntimatEvolution 6 years ago from Columbia, MO USA Author

Oh, thank you.

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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota

This was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed the pictures of the differen't styles of dresses. Fun...

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