The history behind the leather stay is tied directly to the working woman. Historically, leather stays were a low or working-class item. There are records of charities making leather stays for poor women so they could be properly dressed. The feel of these is close to a fully boned set of stays, except they very quickly begin to break-in and work with your body. You will notice when you take them off, they hold the body shape.
These stays are based on original examples throughout the 1700s.
*These are made to order, please allow 1-2 weeks*
Most excellent. Took a bit of breaking in, as it were. I have dubbin that I use on other leather items so worked into the stays from the start. Love it!
These are gorgeous and feel much nicer than a boned stay. I haven’t had time to wear them in yet but I can tell I’ll love them for certain occasions.