A torsolette (also known as a basque) is a short
corselette, covering the chest to the waist line.
undergarmentis similar to a Victorian-era corset, but with less compression of the ribs. The modern-day Torsolette features lace-up or hook-and-eye fastening, as well as boning or vertical seams for structure and support. It usually, though not always, has brassierecups, and is distinguished from the bustierby its length. It sometimes features detachable garters, or suspenders. In American English, it is sometimes known as a "Merry widow" (or "Merrywidow").
Variations and relatives
*A soft torsolette is a
*A long torsolette is a
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