Chinese Ebay Corset Review

28 Jan

This entry is a summary of the review video “Corset Review: Ebay ‘Corset'” which you can watch on YouTube here:

This corset, I have found, is a knock-off of the “Agnes” corset made by Eternal Spirits.

Fit, length Front is about 13″ long. Modern slim silhouette, not hourglass.
Material One layer of 90% polyester, 10% spandex (stretch satin)
Construction Top-stitching between panels, bones inserted into internal boning channels made from a soft tape.
Binding None, instead there is a ruffle trim on top and bottom.
Waist tape None.
Modesty panel None.
Busk Standard flexible busk (1/2″ wide on each side), about 12 inches long, 6 pins. Busk is poking through the fabric after only 2 wearings.
Boning PLASTIC boned, NOT steel boned. 12 bones not including busk. Do not sandwich the grommets.
Grommets 18 grommets total, size #0 two-part grommets with small flange; set equidistantly, no wear/fraying/pulling out of grommets
Laces Polyester single-faced satin ribbon.
Price I had paid about $16 CDN plus shipping for this.

Final Thoughts:

This review was really to make a point that you have to go higher than $20 (indeed, usually higher than $50) in order to get a garment that even remotely has corset-like qualities. I would never have bought this if I didn’t get so many requests to review one of these. If you’re going to a costume party and you need something super cheap, then you can use this corset. You can perhaps even cannibalize this corset for materials (like the busk, if you trust it) in future corsets. But I wouldn’t consider this a ‘real’ corset and can’t recommend it.

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