Waisted: How whalebone shaped the female form

Corset image for Waisted event

Join us for a delicious night of KIS gin cocktails and curvy models in corsets as we unravel the fascinating history of getting ‘waisted’.

From Elizabethan England to the Edwardian S Bend silhouette, whalebone, or more precisely baleen, was used to mould an evolving ideal of the female physique.

After the talk, enjoy a final view of our exhibition Leviathan.

Adults $20
Concession $16

Includes welcome gin cocktail and light snack.


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The South Australian Maritime Museum and History Trust of South Australia acknowledges the First Nations peoples of South Australia, whose connection to country and living cultures began in time immemorial and continues to the present. We affirm our commitment to advancing reconciliation.