These stays are based on original examples throughout the 1700s. This style is considered half-boned vs fully boned. The half-boned stays have strategically placed stiff boning to give the wearer the proper shape. These are available in heavy white cotton, with a heavy cotton binding. The straps are securely sewn to the inside of the stays, not the binding, so they can be easily removed without damaging the structure of the garment.
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I've been looking for a good set of stays for a while now, as I lack the sewing skills to make them myself, but was nervous about the sizing. I'm short, but quite curvy, and the sizing guide Samson provides was spot on!
I love that the shoulder straps are easy to adjust even with the stays on, and once fully loosened, the stays slide on and off over my head easily. I do need someone to lace me up once I'm in, but they're super comfortable and I can get out of them on my own with a little maneuvering. I will definitely consider Samson for future purchases of historically accurate clothing!