This model features an extra supportive element: an under-belt. The belt is padded and secured with four adjustable straps on each side. The cotton straps have silver-toned metal buckles and lace through loops of pink satin ribbon in the front of the corset. This corset laces up the front, and the laces can be tightened and loosened.
The laces on this pieces are very long and I wrapped each lace around a piece of cardstock to keep them from tangling. There are 4 garters for stockings with rubber and metal clips. The lengths of the garters do vary slightly from 9.5 - 11.5. The edges of the entire piece are trimmed in cotton bias tape.
Spencers label is sewn inside along the bottom, and reads Spencer Individually Designed, New Haven, CONN. With care instructions on the back (see picture 12).
There is no size because this corset was created specifically for one person. Highly trained corsetieres marketed Spencers corsets door-to-door, and this corset is the result of a very successful sale! This corset is in excellent. (please refer to my Condition Terms below).
With the following small issues noted and detailed in the pictures: there is a faint bit of discoloration on the back on the left side where the label is attached. Its difficult to detect in person as well as in the pictures; I noted a little bit of discoloration in a spot or two on the laces (see the lace card on the bottom of picture #9--theres a small portion of the lace in the center of the card that is a tad darker). This couture foundation garment is beautifully constructed, dust & odor free. Its ready to wear and give you the look it was designed for. Measuring this garment was a little tricky as it slips over the head with the laces intact.
If you would like me to measure a specific part of this piece or have more questions about sizing please contact me. (taken with garment lying flat & unstretched but CLOSED). 15.5 smallest width across TOP. 19.5 greatest width across bottom. 12.25 - 12.75 length down FRONT.19.5 longest length down BACK. Near perfect, no visible flaws or evidence of wear. Easily repairable minor damage; much is pristine. Basically solid and intact, some repairs may be needed. Obvious damage with difficult repairs needed. No longer intact and only partially viable. This corset came from a private estate in western Massachusetts. Please see my current listings for other pieces of unique and original antique and vintage clothing, accessories & BUTTONS. The item "VTG Couture SPENCER CORSET Laced Boned Embroidered Cotton Garters Open Bottom" is in sale since Sunday, October 21, 2018. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Women's Vintage Clothing\Lingerie\Corsets & Girdles".
The seller is "toasteroven44" and is located in Brattleboro, Vermont. This item can be shipped worldwide.