Hourglass Figure

European corseting, which was designed to enhance a woman’s overall figure but the effects were just as physically disabling. The corsets, under the rule of Britain’s Queen Victoria became a way of protecting a woman’s virtue (she was very strict in her code of decency), and along w/the heavy weighted skirts and restrictive sleeves of the victorian era gowns, were quite cumbersome and there are many documented cases of women fainting from cinching the corsets so tight and also causes displacement of the internal organs through the restriction of the rib cage.

digital collage, 2009

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