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Some Documentation on Mid 19th cent. Gusseted Corsets:



 

Illustration 1 is a corset from the Lehrbuch der Modernen Bekleidungskunst für Damen, 1844, it does not have an opening CF busk, but the cut is similar to later corsets, even if the line is longer

Illustration 2 shows instructions for making stays, from Godey's 1857. They are gusseted. A bone is placed between the two bust petals.




 

Gusseted Corsets were advertised in Godey's in 1862 as Madame Demorest's "New French Corsets", Illustration 3
Advertisement for corsets from 1866, from Der Bazar.
 
 

Original corset
ca. 1860

1862 corset from Godeys
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