Men wearing corsets might sound strange, but this was a common practice throughout history. These vintage garments have started coming back slowly but surely, and there are many interesting facts about corsets you might want to learn. But the most important question is — can men wear them today?
The earliest evidence of corsets in history points to ancient history. But, the popularity of corsets started growing in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In England, they were known as stays or bodies back then. They were worn as under or outerwear, and French women especially found it to be an important aspect of beauty.
Earlier models were made of silk and starch, and they weren’t as tight as you might expect. The idea behind it all was to avoid damaging the fabric. While there is evidence of metal corsets, historians believe that they were either worn as an …