Thursday, February 25, 2010
Pajama Jeans vs Maternity Corset?
"An interesting ad showing a rarely seen maternity corset. Although in an age before birth control where women were pregnant for most of their child bearing lives, maternity clothing and especially underwear, was rarely advertised. The drawing of the mother to be, shows her in fashionable envelope combinations with ribbon shoulder straps, high heel slippers and a flowing dressing gown, a far cry from the dowdy clothes most pregnant woman had to wear. Her corset looks to be made from spotted broche and had a fashionable low bust with lace and ribbon trim but still comes down low over the hips.
There is a short front bust pictured on the corset and would have had hook and eye closures below the busk to fasten the bottom of the corset 'skirt'. A large, wide panel is seen on the bottom half of the corset on each side of the busk and bottom opening of the corset, this would have been most likely elastic and would have allowed for the 'bump' to grow and provide support for the mother. The side lacing would also allow for the corset to be adjusted for size as the mother grew bigger."