Corsetry

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Corsetry is the craft of making corsets and corset-like garments and accessories most of which incorporate stays. It is also a subfield of fashion that deals with those garments and accessories and it is common term used for those garments and accessories. The term is derived from the word corset.

A special type of tailor who is an expert in corsetry is called a corsetmaker; some corsetmakers use French terms: corsetier for a male corsetmaker or corsetière for a female corsetmaker.

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