I keep mentioning my "effigy corset", and I just stopped to think, maybe you have no idea what it is I'm talking about. So here's a link real quick, because I'm going to see the new, last Harry Potter movie and I simply can't be bothered to write up a full-on essay now. My thanks to The Elizabethan Costume folks. They are simply terrific, and their sensible, straightforward research minds have pulled me through more projects than I can count.
(this picture is representative, but it's not mine. yay Google!)