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.
The pattern is based on the original 1890s riding corset pattern, recently developed and tested for our new book. it features a bigger hip spring and a different boning position in the back.
All our bodices, dresses etc and riding habits are cut to fit the silhouette created by a corseted body.
*made in cotton sateen
*boned with a mix of flat (back panel), spring steel bones and atrificial whalebone ( back )
* boning channels in woven tape
*back lacing eyelets with washers
*edges bound in cotton bias tape
* vintage cotton lace and silk ribbon decoration
*bones and gores flossed
Measurements - the corset closes at:
bust - 36"
Waist - 28"
High hip - 37"
Side length ( waist to armpit) - 7.5", front length 13"
Would best suit a size 12 - 14 (natural waist 30-33", bust 38-41", hip 39-42")
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 2 inches more than the measurement of the corset. The corset can be worn closed competely, or with a gap up to 2inches.
The corsets should not be worn on naked skin - please wear them on a vest, chemisette or a blouse - or fitted tee shirt.
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.
If you are at a loss as to what to look out for when shopping for corsets and how to check if they fit once you have bought one, this guide will help!
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.