Today was Sunday, and Aunt Alexandra was positively irritable on the Lord’s Day. I guess it was her Sunday corset. She was not fat, but solid, and she chose protective garments that drew up her bosom to giddy heights, pinched in her waist, flared out her rear, and managed to suggest that Aunt Alexandra’s was once an hour glass figure. From any angle, it was formidable.

– Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 13. Scout’s description of Aunt Alexandra after she arrives to the Finch household in Maycomb, announcing that she plans to stay for a while. She is particularly irritable on Sundays because of her corset. Austere, cold and disapproving of Scout’s unlady-like, tomboyish ways, she does care deeply for the family and has come to help out with the children during Atticus’s involvement in the Robinson trial.