Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A corset is a type of undergarment, designed to support the bust and define the waistline, for aesthetic or medical reasons. The history of corset is very extensive, stretching back for millennia, having been used by women throughout the ages to achieve an ideal body shape, by reducing waist size and enhancing body’s natural curves. According to recent sale statistics corsets are back in fashion, being worn by more and more young women and especially by music performers, such as Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Madonna. Learn more about the corset, its history and controversy in this book.