This is kind of related, so I'll throw it in: I've been wondering, as of late, whether or not a long underbust girdle like the Rago 1294
could conceivably work as a teens-era underbust corset, especially for a slender person (which I, admittedly, am not). Unlike a corset, it has stretch, but it seems like it gives a similar shape, squishing in the hips more than the waist. I have to imagine it would work in a pinch, though finding the right bra to go with it could be tricky.
Forgot to add - the toile looks great! :)Edited at 2010-04-21 09:40 am (UTC)