More Regency Era short stays

Here is another completed example of our Regency Era short stays. Unlike the longer stays of this period, these do not employ a busk. Instead, they lace up the front with cotton ties. A separate adjustable tie runs across the top to secure the bust in place.

We have been adding adjustable straps to our design for some time now. This allows more flexibility in fit (different bust sizes require different levels of support). The lightly boned body provides not only a sturdy undergarment but also helps lift the bust- achieving the height so popular during this period.

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These stays should be worn over a shift but do not require any further layering under your Regency Era gown.

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For more information about these stays, or any of our Regency Era garments, please visit our catalog or email us at info@maggiemayfashions.com

About Susan

Hi! My name is Susan and I am a historian, seamstress, teacher, mother, and wife. My passion for history has manifested itself in the art of recreating clothing from different periods of time. Growing up in the American South, I am heavily schooled in the art of recreating clothing from the 19th century. After nearly a decade of immersing myself primarily in the Victorian period, I found the need to branch out and explore other periods of time. However, it is my connection with the American South and the clothing of rural America that continues to be the driving force behind my designs.