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Unread 11-04-2013, 06:38 AM   #1
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What to wear under a corset?

My corset just arrived today and the website said I should wear something underneath it to protect it from my skin. What would you recommend.
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Unread 11-04-2013, 07:00 AM   #2
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Either a thin blouse or a camisole are my two typical.
Something washable.
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Unread 02-23-2014, 01:59 PM   #3
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I wear an off-the shoulders blouse, both for protection and because I think it looks nicer. Just make sure what you're wearing doesn't have seams that will irritate your skin if they're rubbing against you- soft fabrics are better!
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Unread 02-28-2014, 08:20 PM   #4
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Chemise with flat fell seams. Elizabeth Stewart Clark site has a pattern. cotton is good.
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Unread 06-05-2014, 04:01 PM   #5
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even a tank top will do. keep the harsh fabric off the body. If you dont want to see straps go for a tube top.
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Unread 12-23-2014, 04:23 AM   #6
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It's not just aesthetics but is to protect the corset A corset is not a garment that can be easily washed (or at least runs the risk of metals staining if not thoroughly dried) so yep, anything to keep the corset off your skin (body oils and skin cells and even skin care products will eventually affect the lining.)

I have a great article somewhere about what a woman could buy for migrating to the colonies (meaning New Zealand and Australia). The basic kit including something like 30 chemises and a dozen or so night shirts. This is because that is the layer that gets washed, you could boil your linens but it took a full day of stoking a fire and getting water hot enough. So you'd want to have enough shirts/chemises to get you from one laundry day to the next.

Same principle as for now, except we can (mostly) do laundry at will so a simple singlet or fancy blouse or shirt will work

This thread seems to get repeat viewings so I figured I'd just add to the mix for future answer seekers.
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