Lace up! See what you know about history's most misunderstood undergarment.
Question 1 of 20
Which of the following words does NOT come from the same root as the word "corset"?
Question 2 of 20
What's considered the "ideal" body size for women in the Western world?
Question 3 of 20
What's the healthiest waist-to-hip ratio?
Question 4 of 20
What are the four primary reasons people wear corsets?
Question 5 of 20
What Greek island is considered to be the birthplace of body-shaping garments?
Question 6 of 20
What formerly panned foundation garment made a comeback in 2011?
Question 7 of 20
True or False: In the early part of the 19th century, it was commonly believed that women required corsets to support their naturally weak bodies.
Question 8 of 20
Which three garments are most alike?
Question 9 of 20
Which one of these is, historically, NOT an actual corset shape?
Question 10 of 20
Someone who wears corsets for extreme body modification is called a what?
Question 11 of 20
Genard's Disease, caused by chronic tight-lacing to the point that the wearer's internal organs shift lower or higher than they should be, is also known by what more medically-sounding name?
Question 12 of 20
Which material was NOT historically used to make corset busks?
Question 13 of 20
Which of these materials has been commonly used as corset boning?
Question 14 of 20
Which of these is a common reason for a man to wear a corset?
Question 15 of 20
Corsets in the 1920s often tried to do what?
Question 16 of 20
What pre-20th-century period saw a brief decline in corset use?
Question 17 of 20
Though they didn't use boned corsets to do so, approximately how many women bound their chest to disguise themselves as men so they could fight in the American Civil War?
Question 18 of 20
What year was the word corset first used, according to the Oxford English Dictionary?
Question 19 of 20
Why was it so important for Victorian gentlewomen to wear stiff corsets?
Question 20 of 20