18th Century Wedding Stays
These stays feature a higher back, longer back point, curved tabs, and most dramatically, hidden front lacing and a reversible, decorative stomacher panel. They are extensively machine quilted and embroidered. The stomacher is held in place with lacing through decorative pewter lacers. This particular example is going to be used as the foundation of an 18th century wedding gown, and has the wedding date and our names embroidered on the silk charmeuse lining of the front panel. It is shown here paired with a matching modesty petticoat.