BEFORE Spanx, Body Magic, liposuction and Lycra, there was the corset. With the right amount of resistance and stitching, your figure could be altered to defy gravity. Everything went up with a corset – including your chin and eyebrows. They were available for children, too. And they worked. Get a load of these before and after photos:
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