Corsage refers to the bodice of a dress. In the 19th century,
corsage was a common term for a woman's bodice or
In modern usage, corsage is often confused with a corset, but a corset is tighter.
A bridal corset is often a
Originally, a bouquet of flowers, flower bud, or a bow
was worn on the corsage between the breasts, hence the name corsage for a
cluster of flowers worn on the breast, waist or wrist.
Recently, it is a cluster of flowers given to one's date at a prom or formal dance to wear on
either a dress or a wrist.
The modern corset: Body modification · Bondage corset · Corsage · Fetish fashion · Modern hourglass
of brassieres · Hourglass
corset · Metal corset · Redresseur
corset · Tightlacing
Corset parts: Bone (corsetry) · Busk ·
Spoon busk · Stay-lace · Wasp waist
Accessories: Bustle · Crinoline · Garters · Lace ·
Related concepts: Abdominal belt · Corselet · Girdle · Liberty bodice · Neck corset · Waist cincher · Waspie
Body concepts: Floating ribs · Pectus carinatum
("pigeon breast") ·
Visceroptosis · Shallow
breathing · Orthopedic · Training corset
Corsetmakers: Axford's · C & S
Constructions · Frederick's of Hollywood · Spencer co. · Spirella · Vollers · Warner's · Wasp Creations
Categories: Corsetry · Fashion · Foundation garments