Ida Ruby : Beaut Corsets & Bustiers

Today I came across the corset brand Ida Ruby whilst looking on www.lingerieinsight.com

All it took was a photo of the corsets to catch my eye as I have a deep love of them and their history. Ida Ruby’s corsets & bustiers can fit a size 6 to an 18 which is amazing for smaller ladies. Very often have I looked at corsets and sizes often begin at an 8/10 and B cups and above. The vintage designs and colours make a nice change and offers something different to the high street.

Here are a few designs to feast your eyes on:

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The collection has recently been launched online, and with prices ranging from £40-£45, it makes the range extremely affordable. And, to help justify treating yourself, the brand is also working with The Eve Appeal, which is a charity that funds research into gynaecological cancers in women- 50p of each sales goes towards the charity x

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The Corset: A Cultural History

As I say many times on here, I have a passion for lingerie and its’ history, particularly corsets and how they evolved through the decades in England and in Europe. One of the books I had purchased a while ago was The Corset: A Cultural History by Valerie Steele, and it is literally one of my favourite fashion books due to the amount of information in there.

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Valerie Steele is also the chief curator and acting director of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and writes in a way in which it doesn’t feel like it’s hard work to read, as can be the case with a lot of informative books. In it, she explores the history, social norms, and fabrics and styles worn over time. The book also dispels the myth of tight-lacing and the notion that men were responsible for what would now be considered a micro-trend, because it was not as popular as we are led to believe.Overall, I highly recommend this book for anybody with an interest in corsetry and the evolution into what we wear today.

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