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Gibson Girl Corset Competition: 1903

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I doubt many modern women would give any reason to love a corset, but in 1903 the Kabo Corset Company was ready to give you 500.00 to hear you gush about your 22 inch waist and S-curved back. Picking a reason must have been tough though, because what is not to love about an hourglass figure. But with the popularity of Spanx and other fabric foundations, boning may not be a thing of the past for very long. Women have abandoned the corset many times throughout history, and with the bombshell WWII looks of high fashion, perhaps we better have our corset loving answers ready.

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