This type of corset is essential in creating the curvy silhouette, typical of the Victorian era. It creates the small waist/rounded hip profile, and forms the basis for all kinds of Victorian attire across the social strata. All our bodices are cut to fit the silhouette created by a corseted body.
Unlike our Bare Basic corsetry line, this model is a step up - exterior channels were a popular, fully authentic construction technique and the flossing is more elaborate too. It also sports more boning that the Basic range - the channels are double boned.
This particular model is cut to an authentic Symington collection pattern, featuring more panels per size, resulting in more dramatic and comfortable shaping.
* strong cotton coutil in small herrigbone, exactly the fabric used in one layer original corsetry!
*decorative exterior channels in same fabric for double boning
* bones flossed with contrasting threads
*boned with a mix of flat (back panel) and spring steel bones
*boned underbusk for strength
*back lacing eyelets with washers
*edges bound in cotton bias tape
* laced with a strong cotton lace
* vintage style lace for decoration
Measurements - the corset closes at:
bust - 44"
Waist - 34"
hip - 46"
Would best suit a size 18-22, with a natural waist of 37-39", chest 45-48, hip 46-49 . Here shown on a model size 12 - obviously much too big :-(
All our Victorian corsets have the standard 2 inches waist reduction built in – the reduction will vary from person to person depending on the lady’s built and body type. Please measure carefully – your actual waist measurement should be at least 3 inches more than the waist measurement of the corset.
The corset doesn't need to close - a gap at the back is perfectly normal, allowing a greater range of sizes to be worn.
The hip should not be too tight - best measure yours when sitting. A corset with a hp fitting very snuggly when standing, can be uncomfortable to sit in!
If you are interested with a corset with more or less reduction, please contact us asking for a bespoke order – more information on ordering in the Bespoke section
bespoke corsets in this style start from £400
Please note that wearing an incorrect size or incorrect use of a corset might result in health issues. Corsets can be beneficial in certain conditions - but detrimental in others, so if you have a back/ spine/rib condition please check with your doctor prior to purchasing one. A well fitted corset should feel like a hug and should not cause any discomfort.
If you need a corset to help with any issues, please consult and order bespoke with a profesional medical corsetiere who would be able to design the amount of support suitable to your needs.
It is recommended that only ladies over 18 years old wear and buy corsets.
Prior Attire will not be liable for any medical issues caused by incorrect fit or incorrect/prolonged wearing etc of our corsets.