The Care of the Corset
The CORSET is so intimate an article of a woman’s apparel and plays so tremendous a part in the sum
total of her physical, mental and moral well-being, which even the cheapest corset is well worth a little
care. To begin with, it is the dearest kind of economy, even to the woman of moderate means, to have
but one pair of corsets. Corsets, like shoes or any other article of woman’s wear, should be changed
frequently and worn to suit occasions. Worn constantly from morning till night, day in and day out, a
corset is bound to lose its shape, and become unpleasantly soiled. Moreover the body should be rested
by changing the corset at least twice a day; in this way there will be comfort for the wearer and prolonged usefulness for the corset.
Corsets should not be rolled or folded and laid away after having been on the body for a few hours. They
should be opened wide at the lacings and placed over a chair back, where they may be thoroughly aired.
This will keep them free from unpleasant odors, and rid them of germ contraction. When the corsets have
been soiled beyond they wearers cleaning skill, they should be sent to a professional cleaner; or if they
are an inexpensive pair, they should be discarded in favor of a fresh pair. This is absolutely imperative if
a woman would have her corsets as sweet and attractive as her immaculate body linen. After the corsets
have been cleaned and aired, they may be loosely folded and laid away.