Steampunk Artifacts fabulous Corsets Collection. Corsets have been an important article of clothing for several centuries, worn to hold and train the torso into a desired shape for aesthetic or medical purposes. It first became popular in sixteenth-century Europe, reaching the zenith of its popularity in the Victorian era. The term "Corset" is attested from 1300, coming from the French word "Corset," which means "a kind of laced bodice.”  Today, Corsets are an important part of the Steampunk genre.  No Steampunk style would be complete without it.  In our collection, you will find nothing but the highest quality that you have come to expect from us.