The under-bust corset is a straight-seam corset cut with shaped
pieces without hip gores. It sits just underneath the bust, and so
does not compress the bust at all. Because of this, the under-bust
corset is good for achieving a smaller waist, as it pulls in the
waistline without putting pressure on the upper chest. For
historical use, it is suitable for the period around 1900.
This corset was made with black ribbon boning channels and decorative herringbone stitching, but can be made as simple or as embellished as you wish.