- These Earrings are handcrafted from:
Antique bronze corset charms,
Antique bronze French hook ear wires.
- Measures approx. 1 inch/ 2.54 cm drop.
Corsets are definitely one of those things that one thinks of when one thinks of the Victorian Era. I can’t imagine how long it must have taken to get dressed back then. But, they are definitely a statement-making item.
The corset as an undergarment had its origin in Italy and was introduced by Catherine de Medici into France in the 1500s, where the women of the French court embraced it. This type of corset was a tight, elongated bodice that was worn underneath the clothing. The women of the French court saw this corset as “indispensable to the beauty of the female figure.” Corsets of this time were often worn with a farthingale that held out the skirts in a stiff cone. The corsets turned the upper torso into a matching but inverted cone shape. These corsets had shoulder straps and ended in flaps at the waist.
These corset earrings are guaranteed to spark some interesting conversations whenever you wear them.
“I’m one of those strange beasts who really likes a corset.”