cor·​set·​ry | \ ˈkȯr-sə-trē How to pronounce corsetry (audio) \

Definition of corsetry

: underwear (such as corsets, girdles, and brassieres) meant to shape a woman's body

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If their club-kid inspired lineup took deconstuction almost to its revealing limit, elsewhere tailoring and corsetry was used to create a more contained silhouette, though the styling was always dramatic. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Notes from the Underground: With a New Book Out, Bernadette Van-Huy Tracks Her Evolution from Bernadette Corporation to Now," 5 Nov. 2018 Sleeves are bigger, necklines are more square in shape, and corsetry is officially back in style (even on the men’s ready-to-wear runways). Alice Bell, Vogue, "The 6 Simple Statement Dresses You Need This Summer," 27 June 2018 Tuxedo suits emerged from the exploded bindings of red leather corsetry. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "Fashion Parties With the French President," 6 Mar. 2018 With its plunging neckline, skintight silhouette, and a black band hitting right above the waist for a corsetry effect, Dundas’s creation commanded attention. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Gave NYFW Its Supermodel Style Moment," 10 Feb. 2018 Based in San Francisco, the company helped bring corsetry back into the mainstream with its exquisite handmade pieces. Cora Harrington, Allure, "A Beginner's Guide to Corsets," 8 Feb. 2018 The collection, largely in black and white, was notably conservative, despite the net masks over the models’ eyes and tulle cage corsetry under it all. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "At Couture, Lofty Traditions Face the New Swiftness of Fury," 26 Jan. 2018 Adding lingerie and shapewear Given the brand’s signature lace as well as spring styles with corsetry detailing, an extension into lingerie seems only natural. Ingrid Schmidt,, "Designer Tadashi Shoji is busy expanding his fashion brand beyond red carpet gowns and evening wear," 11 May 2017 Another occasion had the contestants re-create a memorable Madonna moment, which Velour interpreted through corsetry and leather. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Sasha Velour From RuPaul’s Drag Race on Her Style Icons and How to Be a Queen," 29 June 2017

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1904, in the meaning defined above

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