This entry is a summary of the review video “Leatherotics 1810 Skirted Corset Review” which you can watch on YouTube here:
|Fit, length||Front is about 13 inches high in the structured (boned and fitted) area, while the total length including the skirt is 20 inches; the highest part (from the apex of the bust) is 15 inches high in the structured part and 22 inches including the skirt. I requested extra length in my corset so it may be slightly shorter if you get the standard length. Gives a gentle hourglass silhouette but still more of a waist reduction than some of the underbust corsets I had reviewed from them in the past. The standard size would be appropriate for average torso length. Gives good hipspring, no pinching. The corset itself is not longline although the skirt obviously comes down over the hips. The cut of this corset makes it able to be worn by women of many different bust sizes – would likely fit cups B-C best, especially women with a small ribcage.|
|Material||2 main layers; fashion layer is lavender/silver brocade, and the lining is black cotton twill. *Note however that this corset is available in several colours.|
|Construction||5 panel pattern, no hip gores. Panels appear to be topstitched and boning channels are seemingly internal.|
|Binding||Matching brocade binding neatly machine stitched on both outside and inside.|
|Waist tape||1″ wide waist tape visible on the inside, made of satin ribbon and secured at the boning channels.|
|Modesty panel||Attached 6.5″ wide fabric lacing protector on the back made of matching brocade on the outside and black twill on the inside; also includes a brocade placket under busk.|
|Busk||Slightly wider than standard, flexible busk (a bit less than an inch on each side) 12.5″ long (6 pins); when fastened it is quite secure and doesn’t bend as easily.|
|Boning||12 steel bones not including busk. 8 spirals (1/4″ wide) between the panels, 4 flats (1/4″ wide) sandwiching the grommets.|
|Grommets||32 grommets total, size #00 two-part grommets with moderate flange; set equidistantly, no splits, no wear/fraying/pulling out of grommets.|
|Laces||Strong nylon braided shoe-lace style laces; they’re not too thick, they grip well and they are long enough. Not much spring to it. Very difficult to break.|
|Price||Standard size satin or brocade version of this is £49 UK (about $75 USD).|
Jumping on the “peplum” bandwagon this season, I decided to try out a skirted corset. I thought it would also be a nice introduction to corset dresses in the future, which I find quite pretty. Like with the 1919 corset I reviewed last week, I don’t regret the decision to get a modified torso length so it covers the bust – however I think I should have also modified the bust circumference so the lacing gap doesn’t have to be so large at the top! When I lose some weight, hopefully some of it will come off my chest so that my corsets will fit me better. But I digress – I thought it was so nice that Leatherotics has made-to-measure options (even on corsets where that option isn’t shown, this can be quickly rectified with an email).
The inside of this corset is MUCH smoother, comfortable and nicer-looking than the inside of my older Leatherotics corsets. I wish/ hope they make more corset styles with this smooth lining. And once again, I’m impressed that they responded to the complaints of the grommets popping out and now have a more secure grommet system. If any changes occur in the grommet panels then I’ll update this accordingly.