Corsets & Cinchers

The History of Corsets

The word “corset” derives from 1300 CE France and meant “a kind of laced bodice.” Prior to the 16th century they can be traced back to two patriarchal tribes; the Circassians and Abkhaz.

Corsets contained as many as fifty laces, and were treated as like a chastity belt for your jugs. They were worn from childhood until the wedding night. Talk about blue balls on your wedding night right? Ha Ha! However, if the groom carefully undid the laces they demonstrated self-control to the rest of the tribe.

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