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.|
|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.|
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.