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.|
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.