Corsets are a love-them-or-hate-them clothing article. Some see them as a repressive patriarchal symbol, whereas others see them as an icon of 1800s fashion that helped women of the time attain their desired silhouette.
While the vast majority of society didn’t tightlace at all, that classical scene when a maid is tugging hard on the strings around a female character’s waist can be found across all sorts of media.
Can you answer the age-old debate of which looks better? The overbust or the underbust corset?