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This listing is for the bodice only. The Cora Chemise, Basic Skirt, and Pointed Skirt are available in separate listings (if you don't see one in my store and want a custom one, just email! =)

An essential in the wardrobe of any wench, my Wench Bodices are made from only the finest upholstery grade damasks and tapestries. This bodice is designed to give you the alluring cinched in silhouette so iconic of the Renaissance period, nipping in your waist and lifting up your bustline. Each bodice is fully reversible to in two different fabrics and is steel boned down the front lacings with high quality steel. I use a specially engineered boning system to ensure that the steel will never poke out and to further reinforce the lacing grommets for maximum durability. Expect to enjoy your bodice for years with proper care. Dry clean only, please.

Fabric on Side 1: Red and Gold Victorian Damask
Fabric on Side 2: Red Geometric Tapestry with Detail in Light Green, Cornflower, Coral, and Pale Light Gold
Lacing Grommet Color: Brass
Laces: Black Cotton Corset Lacing with Metal Aglets

Actual garment measures:
Bust: 33"
Waist: 28"
Center Front Length at Lacings: 11 1/8"
Front Shoulder to Waist Length: 16 3/8"
Side Length: 7 3/8"
Back Shoulder to Waist Length: 16 1/2"

This bodice will best fit:
Bust: 35"-36 1/2"
Waist: 28 1/2"-29 1/2"
Height: My basic patterns are best for about 5'3"-5'6", but torso lengths vary pretty widely. If you're taller/shorter, or tend to have a long or short torso, please use the shoulder to waist lengths listed above for reference to help determine where this bodice's waistline will fall on you.

As a note on fit, bodices typically fit best at 2-3" smaller than your actual bust measurement and about 1" smaller than your waist measurement. If you're wanting a looser fit, opt for 1-2" smaller than your bust instead. If you're wanting a gap at your front laces or a super snug fit, go for a bodice that is 3"-3.5" smaller than your bust measurement and 1.5"-2" smaller than your waist measurement. For reference, the model measures 36" bust, 28.5" waist, and is 5'3".

If you have any questions at all about sizing, please send me a message before you purchase. Finding the perfect size can seem a little challenging, but it doesn't need to be! I'd be happy to help!


Measuring Instructions:

Bust: This is NOT your bra size. Measure around your chest at its fullest point.

Waist: This your waist at its thinnest point, which will be higher than your modern waistline is. Measure this firmly, but without actually restricting your waist. I've done the "squish math" in my fitting guidelines above. If you have trouble finding your bodice waistline, tie a string around your torso. Bend back and forth and side to side a few times. The string will settle at the waistline you need to measure at. This also helps give you a good point of reference for the front and back shoulder to waist measurements.



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 via Priority Mail w/Delivery Confirmation and Insurance.

Should you end up with a bodice that doesn't fit 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 5 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 really, really want happy customers. If you have any questions or concerns at all with your purchase, please contact me. I promise, I'll do all I can to make sure you're absolutely in love with your new clothing!

Please email me with any questions. =) Thanks!

Frequently asked questions about VeneficaCorsetry

Custom orders take anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks to ship (longer during busy seasons). For the most accurate, up to date quote, please refer to my shop announcement at the top of my shop page. I will update this as frequently as possible with accurate estimates.
Sadly, no. My Etsy shop *is* my shop. I do, however, occasionally vend events in and near Texas. If you'd like to stop by to get sized in one of my booths, please see my schedule of events page on my website, or check out the Facebook page for event updates.
Generally, your corset size is your actual waist measurement (taken firmly but *not* restrictively), minus 4-5", whichever is an even number. Other variables like bust, ribcage, upper hip, and torso height measurements can come into play in helping determine which style will fit you best. To be absolutely sure before purchasing, drop me a convo, and I will be happy to help walk you through the sizing process.
All of my items come with sewn-in garment care instructions, as well as a separate sheet of instructions for wearing, caring for, and storing your new clothing. If you lose these instructions, just drop me a convo. I can send you a digital copy. =)
My garments are not available at wholesale quantities/prices at this time.
At this time, I only offer discounts on orders that consist of 4+ of the exact same item (same style, color, fabric, etc). If you need 4 or more of the same item, ie. 4 white cotton Ragamuffin Dresses, you would receive a 10% discount on those items. If, however, you were to order 4 Ragamuffin Dresses in different colors, no discount would apply.

Reversible Renaissance Wench Bodice - Red/Gold Damask & Red Geometric Tapestry - Fits Bust 35"-36", Waist 28.5"-29.5"


Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: high quality upholstery fabric, high carbon spring steel, cotton corset lacings with metal aglets, military grade grommets
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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