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Leatherotics Hipster 1817 Corset Review

This entry is a summary of the review video “Corset Review: Leatherotics Underbust Longline “Hipster” 1817″ which you can watch on YouTube here:

Fit, length Front is about 12.5″ long. modern slim silhouette, not Victorian hourglass.
Longline; comes over the hips, good for lower tummy control. Not recommended for short-waisted people.
Moderate room in the hips. Relatively small in the ribcage.
Material Two layers; heavy outer satin (easily wipes clean) and inner twill.
Construction Faux flat-felled seams (topstitching) between panels, internal boning channels.
Binding Satin bias binding in black; machine stitched on both inside and outside.
Waist tape A 1″ wide waist tape (ribbon) visible on lining side, stitched down at boning channels.
Modesty panel Attached flexible back lacing protector, also front placket behind busk.
Busk Heavy busk (1″ wide on each side), about 11.5 inches long.
Boning 14 bones not including busk: 10 1/4″ wide spiral steel, 4 flats along the back.
Grommets 24 grommets total, size #0 two-part grommets with small flange; no wear/fraying/pulling out of grommets
Laces Nylon braided black shoelace-style laces; some spring to them but no breaking/ripping.
Price $140 USD when not on sale.
Product listing for the 1817 Hipster corset. Click through to Amazon listing (aff link)

Final Thoughts:

This was my first true longline, and it launched my search for well-fitting, curvaceous and comfortable longline corsets. Most of my corsets I own these days are now longline as it’s my preferred aesthetic.

Because this particular piece was so long in the front, I sometimes had a bit of trouble fastening the busk, and had a bit of trouble sitting down. This corset was pretty and quite smooth for an entry-level corset, but it’s not made for daily training.

If you’re looking for something appropriate for training, here is a page that outlines the waist training friendliness of various OTR brands. The ribcage runs small in Leatherotics corsets so I would suggest ordering up a size compared to what you’d usually get from off-the-rack corsets.

6 thoughts on “Leatherotics Hipster 1817 Corset Review

  1. Hi there, I know this review is really old but maybe you are still able to help me out. I bought this corset last year when it was on sale. It was the first corset I bought online. I was very disappointed with my purchase as the steel bones on the front didn’t extend all the way to the seam.They were actually quite short, which caused the corset to wrinkle a lot and lose shape were that gap was – between the end of the bones and the start of the upper seam. Unfortunately, this made it look quite cheap. Did you modify your corset like exchange the bones for longer ones? I haven’t ordered another corset online since as I am worried this will happen again. Is it usual for bones to stop that low and not extend to the seam/wrinkle below the seam? Thank you so much for your help!

    1. Hi Andrea, I ended up selling this one gently used on Ebay, so I could afford a curvier corset. I don’t recall whether the bones filled the channels or not as it was around 6 years ago. But yes, it’s possible to replace the bones in channels. I have a tutorial on that here:

  2. I’m 5’4″ and was wondering how I could tell whether a 13″ corset would be too long for me. I measured my torso and at 13″, the corset would be right before my crotch area…which seems too long but I’m not totally sure. This is the corset I’m looking at.

    1. I think that corset might be a bit long on you. To figure out the longest that your corset should be, sit down with a straight back on a hard chair or bench and measure from your underbust to where your lap starts. It’s better to have someone help you with this measurement because you might lean or bend over if you try to measure yourself! Anyway this vertical distance should be the height of your corset – if it’s more than that then you may have trouble sitting down, and it may poke into the top of your lap or the bottom of your bust. I hope this helps!

  3. I think you have the titles mixed up, it says Timeless Trends when this is for Leatherotics.

    1. Thank you for pointing that out! I had used the Timeless Trends post as a template and forgot to change the title. It’s now corrected. :)

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