Style Glossary

Style-glossary
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Boning

Boning is the structure-enhancing flexible plastic strips sewn inside the bodice of many a well-fitted garment, from the strapless dress, to the bustier-style top and more. Boning, originally used in corsetry, was traditionally made of bone.

Boning, originally used in corsetry, is a fossil compared to the modern strapless dress, and was originally made of — you guessed it — bone. Nowadays, boning is a bit more vegan-friendly; it's the structure-enhancing flexible plastic strips that you'll feel sewn inside the bodice of many a well-fitted garment, from the strapless dress, to the bustier-style top and more.

http://blog.modcloth.com/2010/06/28/throw-me-a-bone-here/

Photo: Wearer's Pride Waist Corselet in Black

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