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This listing is for the corset only. Other items shown may be available separately in my shop. =)

**NOTE: This is an older corset from my stock and the brass grommets have begun to lightly tarnish. This is normal, they do that over time, but I did reduce the price of the corset accordingly.**

This amazing underbust corset is made in my usual patchwork style from an intricate black floral tapestry with detail in brown, cream, and caramel paired up with a black and copper damask and trimmed with a rich copper dupioni silk bias. It is grommeted down the front and back with brass grommets and laces up with flat black polyester heavy duty corset lacing tipped in plastic aglets. It has a layer of built in heavy duty twill tape at the waist to enable tighter lacing and to enhance durability. It is interlined in heavy cotton coutil, a super tightly woven herringbone weave fabric made specifically for corsetry, and lined in sturdy black cotton twill. This particular corset is boned down the front lacings with 1/2" wide double thickness super rigid European high carbon spring steel. The back lacings are boned with 3/8" wide double thickness European steel for added durability. The corset is boned all around the body with an additional 18 pieces of 1/4" wide high carbon spring steel for a total of 22 steel bones throughout.

Actual garment measures:
Underbust (4 1/2" above waistline): 22 3/4"
Waist: 20"
Upper Hip (4" below waistline): 28"
Front Length: 12 1/8"
Side Length: 8 5/8"
Back Length: 12 1/8"

This corset will best fit:
Underbust: 23"-25 3/4"
Waist: 22 1/2"-25"
Upper Hip: 28"-31"
For reference, the smallest number in each fit range will have little to no gap at all at the lacings (if you fit into the smaller end and want a real gap at the back, go down another size). The largest will have 2 1/2" to 3 1/2" of gap, depending on your snugness preferences.


Sizing is a matter of personal preference, so please measure the following:

Ribcage: This is NOT your bra band size. Measure around your ribs just beneath your bra band. The corset's top will fit you 4 1/2" higher than your waist. Ribs don't smoosh, so take the number you get here and compare with the actual corset's rib measurement. The difference will be your lacing gap. (If your ribs are smaller than the corset, this is not the size for you).

Waist: This your waist at its thinnest point, which will be higher than your modern waistline is. Measure this both firmly without constriction, and then again as tightly as you can. We all squish differently, so this will differ accordingly. Compare your tightly taken measurement with the corset's actual waist measurement, subtracting for any gap you'd prefer at the lacings. The measurements I quote in my fitting guidelines should be compared with your measurement taken without constriction, for reference.

Upper Hip: This corset's upper hip will fall about 4" lower than your waist. Tie a string around your natural waist, and measure down 4". Measure around your torso at this point. When you lace your corset up, what you reduce at your waist will be pushed downwards, so there will be considerably less "squish" factor at the hips. Go by your actual upper hip measurement and use that to compare with the fit range I've listed above.



I ship packages just about every business day of the week, so expect about a 1 business day wait between payment and shipment. I ship US orders via Priority Mail w/Delivery Confirmation and Insurance. I can accommodate rush orders and overnight shipping. If you're in a hurry, just contact me to find out shipping costs (postal Express Mail is about $27 on this item, and Express is almost, but not always, overnight). International orders ship via 1st Class International.

Should you buy the wrong size and want to exchange, you will be responsible both for return shipping and shipping on any exchange item. Items must be returned in new, unworn condition within 3 business days of confirmed delivery confirmation receipt of the package. I'll then issue you the purchase amount, minus shipping costs, towards another purchase with me. I don't issue refunds, but I do want happy customers, so please send me a message with any questions/concerns that you may have. You'll get a quick reply, and I promise I'll work really hard to be sure you're absolutely in love with your clothing!

Please email me with any questions. =) Thanks!

SALE -- Victorian Steampunk Underbust Corset - Black, Brown, & Copper - Fits Waist 22.5"-25"

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: high quality upholstery fabric, heavy cotton coutil, high carbon spring steel, double thickness european spring steel, heavy duty twill waist tape
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 646 reviews
  • Favorited by: 95 people