A rare opportunity to purchase a corset made for the Equuestrian Dressmaker book!
it is not a designated riding corset - but an everyday 'comfort' and ' sport' corset made to an original pattern from the late 1850s. the pattern included a whole side panel and bust gores being made of elastic for a more comfortable fit - and this is exactly whay it does.
Worn once for a photoshoot and a short video ( you can see ithere )
* made in quality corsetry cotton sateen
* medical grade string elasit for the side panels and the bust gores
* interior channels channels in the same fabric, ( back) and in string cotton tape
* strong stainless steel busk - not a split one, so a bit of a pain to put on, but longer laces or swapping to fan lacing would solve that issue
*boning channels boned with flat and spiral steel bones
*back lacing eyelets with washers
* edges bound in cotton bias tape
* laced with a cotton lace
* bones flossed with a cotton thread
Measurements- the elastic panels give another 2-3 inches - without the stretchh, the corset closes at:
bust - 36" (92cm)
Waist - 26" (67cm)
hip - 36" (92cm)
side length ( armpit edge to waist) 7.5" (18cm)
front length 15" (38cm)
Would best suit a size 12, with a natural waist of 29-32", chest 39-41", hip 29-41" .
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 hip fitting very snuggly when standing, can be uncomfortable to sit in!
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.