Steampunk Renaissance Steel Boned Overbust Corset - Solid Front, Black & Blue - Corset Size 24, Best Fits Waist 27"-29" - Ready to Ship
As a note, I have this corset in multiple sizes. The photos show the 24 on the dressform.
This corset is done in my classic semi-straight neckline Overbust pattern. It features a flattering shorter overbust cut and comes down about 4 1/2" past the waist over the upper hip at the sides. The full bustline on this style comes up about 7.5", with the cup height up to an inch taller than that. If you measure shorter or longer than this, you may need custom sizing, which is possible. Please convo for options!
Every corset I make is built to take a beating. I use only high-end, durable upholstery 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. My work is made to last. =)
Fabrics: An exquisite patchwork of black/blue and solid black chenille damasks
Lining: Black/blue/gold woven damask
Interlining: Cotton coutil (a super-dense, tightly woven fabric made specifically for corsetry)
Trim: Black faux silk bias
Grommets: Matte black
Lacing: Black polypro laces
Steel: 22 Pieces (4-1/2" wide steel flats at center front, 2-1/4" wide double thick English steel flats down the back lacings for extra support, and 16-1/4" wide spiral steel stays around the body for both support and curves)
Center Front Style: Solid Front
Corset Size: 24"
Actual garment measures:
Full bust (7.25" above waistline): 30"
Upper Hip (4 1/4" below waistline): 34"
Front Length: 14 1/8"
Side Length: 12"
Back Length: 14 5/8"
This corset will best fit:
Full bust: 34"-37"
Upper Hip: 34"-36"
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 own snugness preferences. The lacings are cut to accommodate up to about 3.5" of gap at the back and no gap at the front. If you'd like longer ones, just ask! =)
Sizing is a matter of personal preference, so please measure the following:
Full Bust: This is NOT your bra band size. Measure around your chest at its fullest point. The corset's bustline is patterned to be about 7.25" higher than the waist (with the cup coming a tad higher). If your measurement from bust to waist is shorter than 7", you may need a custom size. Please convo to check before purchase! Busts are pretty squishy, so there is a fairly large amount of room for sizing with this measurement. If you fall into the larger side of this range but don't want lots of cleavage, you may want to opt for a larger size.
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 1/4" lower than your waist. Tie a string around your natural waist, and measure down 4 1/4". 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.
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Should you wish to make an 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!
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