Bespoke reproduction of a mid-16th/ early 17th century stays, based on the extant Pfalzgrafin corset.

These stays create the historically correct shape of this period supporting your bust, shaping your waist and giving you the accurate posture.
They are boned with steel bones or synthetic whalebone and they are lined with natural fibers; they feature a large central steel busk to keep the front stiff and tabs over the hips to protect your skin.
This pair utilises back spiral lacing, but you can ask for a front lacing instead.  
Eyelets are hand-covered in silk thread.

Half boned stays= steel bones
Full boned stays=  synthetic whalebone

The corset will be made in cotton or linen and with the color/colors of your choice. Send a message to know the available combinations or if you want/prefer a different fabric.
 *fabric or color availability depends on the suppliers and can change from season to season*

Any design/fabric change and/or any addition of decorative details must be requested before purchase and involve a variation in costs; your fabric choice must be communicated before purchase.
For an estimate, please send an email at
A diagram to take the necessary measurements will be sent to you after the purchase.

Processing time:
After the purchase, the fabric selection and receiving your measurements it takes about  30 / 40  business days  for the corset to be completed.
Your bespoke order will take part of a production cycle in which other garments and accessories are created. For this reason it's recommended to order your gown in advance of your event/historical re-enactment/wedding date because not always it will be possible to speed your custom order.

This corset will be shipped via DHL Express. Shipping is always tracked but it's recommended to choose the insured shipping.

Shipping for EU countries takes 2 business days.

Shipping for non EU countries takes from 3 to 6 business days.
For countries outside the European Union: custom charges are not included in the shipping or item price. Customs charges are to be covered by the customer at delivery.

Company policy:
the item is non-refundable and non retournable: please be careful while taking your measurements and follow the diagram that will be provided to you.

16th century stays - bespoke