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Steampunk Black and Red Patchwork Steel Boned Waspie Corset w/Solid Front -- Corset Size 38, Fits Waist 41"-43" -- Ready to Ship

Steampunk Black and Red Patchwork Steel Boned Waspie Corset w/Solid Front -- Corset Size 38, Fits Waist 41&quot;-43&quot; -- Ready to Ship
I have this corset listed separately in multiple sizes. It is photographed in size 22, but all should be almost identical (fabrics are the same, and while placement of patterns will still be perfectly centered, it may be slightly lower/higher than the corset shown). It is shown with 2 full outfits. The other items are all sold separately. This listing is for the corset only. The bustle beneath it is a separate piece and is not attached.

This cute little corset is made in a shorter length waspie waist cincher style, perfect for those wanting more mobility or a corset that goes from costume to everyday clothing with ease. They're also the perfect underbust corset for gals like me who have a shorter torso.

Every corset I make is built to take a beating. I use only high-end, durable fabrics. Each corset is reinforced on the inside with a layer of coutil, and further reinforced with heavy duty twill waist tape. All seams are secured with 4 rows of stitching. All corsets are fully boned with steel. Every last one is made by me in my studio. My work is made to last. =)


Fabrics: Black and red damasks and jacquards
Lining: Black, red, and gold striped faux silk
Interlining: Cotton coutil (a super-dense, tightly woven fabric made specifically for corsetry)
Trim: Black tone on tone striped bias
Grommets: Matte Black
Lacing: Black polypro corset laces
Steel: 24 Pieces (6-1/2" wide flats at front center, 2-1/4" wide flats, 2-1/4" wide double thick English steel flats down the back lacings for extra support, and 14-1/4" wide spiral steel stays around the body for both support and curves)
Center Front Style: Solid Front
Corset Size: 38"

Actual garment measures:
Underbust (4" above waistline): 42"
Waist: 38"
Upper Hip (4" below waistline): 47"
Front Length: 11 3/4"
Side Length: 8 1/4"
Back Length: 11 1/2"

This corset will best fit:
Underbust (at 4" above waist): 42"-44"
Waist: 41"-43"
Upper Hip (at 4" below waist): 47"-50"
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, or want to tightlace, go down another size). The largest number in each fit range will have a 2.5" to 3.5" back gap, depending on your own personal snugness preferences. The lacings are cut to accommodate up to about 3.5" of gap at the back. If you'd like longer ones, just ask! =)

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

Ribcage: This is NOT your bra band size. Measure around your ribs at 4" 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 USPS Priority Mail w/Delivery Confirmation and Insurance. International shipment is via 1st Class International.

Should you wish to make an exchange, you will be responsible both for return shipping and shipping on any exchange item. I encourage you to please review my full exchange policy in my shop policies prior to purchase. 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 convo me with any questions. =) Thanks!