This gallery will include some Tudor-style stays, Elizabethan-style stays, Stuart-style stays, and Antoinette-style stays, spanning the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries (Please also note that I focused on the longer stays, and I did not include the unique shortened stays of the Regency Era – in the future I may add an exclusive gallery for these). I’m well-aware that I am grouping together some 300 years of undergarments in this gallery, but if you scroll through, you’ll discover that some of these corset makers also make hybrid stays and Elizabethan-inspired corsets without remaining historically accurate, so they would be difficult to further categorize. . At some point, I may consider splitting this gallery into multiple smaller ones to cover the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries individually, but for now enjoy a conglomerate of pre-industrial-era corsetry – use these visual cues to decide which era is your favorite for pairs of bodies, effigies, and stays!
*Corset makers: if you have made fan-laced corsets and would like to be included in the gallery, please submit your best photo to my email here with a 1-sentence description and your website URL. Safe-for-work photos are preferred! Thank you!*
*Please note that I have not personally tried every corset brand in this list, nor do I necessarily endorse every company in this list. This is for informational purposes only. Please contact the individual corsetieres for more information on their stays. Tiddly links are Etsy affiliate links which help keep these galleries online and free for everyone to use.