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I don't have the expertise in this area, but....

  • alternate stiffening materials - hemp rope, whalebone
  • when did hemp corded corsets come in? I thought these were 15th C, although we are rather lacking in full proof of their existance
  • "They were not designed to draw in the waist nor enhance the breasts, rather they were to flatten the chest area." I'm not sure if I agree with that - seems there are plenty of 16th C corsets that do enhance the bust - not by making them bigger, but by better displaying the clevage than earlier garments.
  • tell me more about this smaller 16th C waist - I've never heard of that.

I haven't edited because I don't have the background to get the edit right. Tiff