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Roxey Ann Caplin and the Corset

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Quen Wrighting

on 4 January 2013

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Transcript of Roxey Ann Caplin and the Corset

an improvement that changed history
Roxey Ann Caplin and The Corset Roxey Ann Caplin Roxey and Her Corsets Corsets Variations of Corsets writer and inventor
born in 1793 in, died August 1888
married Jean Francois Isidore Caplin around 1835
began working as a corset maker in 1839 at 53 Berners Street, London
awarded the prize medal of "Manufacturer, Designer, and Inventor" by the Great Exhibition in 1851 for her corset designs
became a member of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce in 1860
earlier refereed to as a pair of bodies, stiff bodice, or stays
similar objects made of iron have been worn since the 16th century
first appeared in Europe
evolved from a garment that gave the body a rectangular shape that flattened the chest, to giving the torso a v-shape, to a garment that pushed up the breast and tightened the waist which gave the body a more curvy shape rectangle Corsets- A Fashion Statement Caplin corsets were widely popular during the 19th and 20th centuries
corsets were a symbol of beauty and wealth
women who did not wear corsets were found unattractive
Variations of a Caplin Corset waist cincher underbust full v-shape Caplin curve Benefits of Wearing a Corset fuller hips and bosom, smaller waist
improved posture
back support for women with large breast an skeletal problems
appear curvier and noble in stature Harsh Side Effects of Corset Wearing chicken breast- fractured ribs from tight wearing
displaced organs- liver, stomach, bladder
prolapsed uterus
insufficient blood circulation Side Effects of Corset Wearing The Fall of Corsets Shortly after the United States' entry into World War I in 1917, the U.S. War Industries Board asked women to stop buying corsets to free up metal for war production.
development of rubberized elastic materials in 1911 helped the girdle replace the corset Fun Facts during the mid 1800s corsets were invented for men
a prolapsed uterus was so common that pessaries were created under the corset to hold the uterus in place
before corsets were invented early Christians used rope to bind their waists until the bindings bit into flesh for penance.
Bibliography http://www.essortment.com/history-corsets-21244.html
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