Modern equestrian corsetry and waistcoats - Shop

 Our new product and design!

 Whereas we have made a few corseted waistocat before, mostly as a modern wear, usualy with military decoration,  we are now expanding the range to  a different kind of waistcoat, which, though still following the esthetics,  serves an important function -  bounce control!

 I have devised one for myself, for horse riding, as due to costochonditis I was unable to wear sports bra for a longer periods of time.  Bras were not an option - ut  my usual riding corset worked great and I was able to spent hours in the saddle without any discomfort.  

 The riding waistcoats are a hybrid  a traditional waistocoat with a riding corset combined  to provide female riders with a comfortable wear. The waistocat  do give a nice smooth silhouette, but do ot constrict the waist as much as traditional corsets - just enough to support the garment and the wearer. The tight fit and boning as well as higher front keeps the 'assets' in check, provide gentle back support and shaping.

  The product is still in development as I am tweaking the pattern and playing with a variety of techniques  but since the demand after the first fun video  ( you can see it here) was so big, we decided to get a few more experimental models made - they will cost less that the target product, but in the meantime  we will be collecting feedback from the wearers :-)

  The line will be available in basic model ( 1 layer corsetry fabric), or a step up- 2 layer with a fashionable cotton or tweed overlay. a huting variety, with a hidden front opening, in canary yellow or tattersal wool is also being researched.

 Bespoke orders are accepted as well, please  be aware that you will be required to attend 1-2 fittings and that the price will be  much higher that the off the peg items. We are usually booked up at least 6 months in advice, so there may be some wait too!


 below a few FAQ answered... 

What are the waistcoats? they are created to help support a bust for those ladies who cannot wear bras ( like me) or find them uncomfortable. If you have a well fitted bra that works for your, you don’t need one. If you are riding in a corset and are happy with it - you don’t need one either. Please note I am making a clear distinction here between need and want... :-)

* but is it a corset? will it give me a tiny waist? It will streamline your silhouette and there is a slight waist reduction built in - enough to support the bust comfortably. But it is not a tight-laced fashion corset. They are supposed to feel close, a bit restrictive, but comfortable - like a good hug. If they don’t, they you have a wrong size/ need a bespoke made/ simply don’t work for you. Some people simply do not like close fitting garments!
* but will it stop the bounce? It will help control it, but there are no miracles. Depending on your size/ chest , built/ fit of the waistcoat etc, they may either stop it completely, or just limit it. Remember that your body moves when you are riding - so bust will move with it.... But I am 34F and I use them without a bra ( just wear a soft cotton bralette underneath the shirt) and the control I am getting is compared to that of a well fitted sport bra. Please note: for control, your boobs will be flattened - do not expect conical perkiness...
* Corsets are restrictive! - to some extent, yes - but they are also exercise items, and both the waistcoats as well as the riding corsets provide back and bust support, with a good hip and waist flexibility. You man not want to do advances gymnastic in them, but you will fine for riding, hunting, sidesaddle or astride. Elastic inserts and bias cut panels help the flexibility as well.
* Can I wash them? the cotton waistcoats with plastic boning and zips can be gently washed by hand in tepid water. the only metal in them is the eyelets, but according to the manufacturer, they are stainless steel and should not rust. please let me know if they do! Wool ones and ones boned with steel - probably a trusted dry cleaner would be a better choice.
* Ok, so how can I order one? two ways - either wait for the off the peg items to come online into the shop (, and see if you can get one there. the price range will differ depending on fabric used, materials used etc - but generally withing £140-200. Or, you can ask for a bespoke order - in which case a waistcoat will be made for you, with mock ups, fittings etc, in colours and materials of your choice. Needless to say, this option will  about twice as much as the off the peg one. The details of the bespoke clothing ordering are on the website too, guiding your throughout the process. If you are interested, please contact me through the website or Prior Attire page. We are usually booked at least 6 months in advance.


 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.

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