Ladies' Stays


  • Classic 18th Century Undergarment
  • Laces in the Front and Back
  • Five Standard Sizes

    We make these in five standard sizes (notes on sizing below). These half boned stays lace in both the front and the back for increased flexibility in fitting. Comes with darning needle for lacing. Made with long lasting cotton canvas. If you are uncertain about your sizing please give your bust and waist measurements in the comment section in the cart and we will do our best to pick the right size for you. Available in plain off-white canvas only. These stays work nicely with our ladies' gown. 

    A note on sizing:

    When choosing a size you want the stays to be able to cinch at least 1" but you don't want more than a 6" difference between your measurement and the fully closed measurement of the stays. For instance if you Bust is 40" and your Waist is 34" we would recommend selecting a size Large.

    Below is a list of what the different sizes measure when they are fully laced.

    Small                Bust   28        Waist 24

    Medium            Bust    32       Waist 28

    Large                Bust    36       Waist  32

    X Large             Bust    40       Waist  36

    XX Large           Bust    44       Waist   40

    To ensure you obtain proper measurements, please consult our measurement guide.

    Made in USA

    Item # ST-265

    This Item is often in stock.
    Call for availability.
    Please allow 1-4  weeks if item needs to be made.
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    So pleased!

    I’m exceedingly happy with my stays (and will probably end up buying another -ahem- larger pair). I’d agonized, for months, over where to get a set of stays. And finally settled on these from Townsend’s, because they were front/back lacing, with no shoulders – and also, the least expensive I found.

    I’ve been wearing these most days of the week, now, for over a year. They are super comfortable, and show virtually no sign of wear. (You could *almost* talk me into wearing them for 21st century life. Ha! ;-)