How good corsets are made depends on how you want to shape your body. There are different ways to put in the boning, depending on if you want just a cinched in waist, a v-shape to your upper body etc. The x-rays of Victorian women in corsets below shows a few different ways to do this, and how the body shapes after the garment. The pictures were taken in 1908 by the French doctor Ludovic O'Followell. They appeared in the medical paper Le Corset and helped influence the creation of more flexible corsets.