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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1942-1949 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Twilfit (maker)
    Utility (made for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Coutil-backed satin, boning, metal and elastic

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Ian Chipperfield

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Peach-pink satin corset with a coutil reverse, roll-on girdle, and heavy metal zipper which opens it part-way down to the hips. Elastic gussets.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1942-1949 (made)


Twilfit (maker)
Utility (made for)

Materials and Techniques

Coutil-backed satin, boning, metal and elastic

Marks and inscriptions

'ENGLISH MADE / Twilfit REGD / 8354 / Size 25'
Tag attached to interior


Length: 42 cm including suspenders, Width: 37 cm widest point on flat

Object history note

Old store stock donated to the Museum in 1998 by Mr Ian Chipperfield.

Descriptive line

Satin corset with a coutil reverse and roll-on girdle with zipper, made by Twilfit for Utility, England, 1942-1949

Production Note

Reason For Production: Retail


Coutil; Metal; Elastic


Satin weave; Boned


Underwear; Fashion; Women's clothes

Production Type

Ready to wear


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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