The pressures women face to look beautiful are harsh enough today, but we came across a picture recently that reminded us what Victorian women went through to get that "perfect" hourglass figure.
Reddit user catnik posted this image of a woman in a corset, thought to be taken around 1899. Body-altering corsets were at their most popular during Victorian times -- and we've gotta say, we're happy women aren't expected to wear them today.
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