This entry is a summary of the review video “Waspie Underbust Review (Corset-Story/Corsets-UK)”. If you would like more complete information and side notes about the corset, you can watch the video on YouTube here:
|Fit, length||Has very little curve; gives me a more tubular/cylindrical shape than an hourglass. The center front is 11”. The shortest part at the side is 6.5″. Very short, does not come over the hips at all. Even so, I wouldn’t recommend this for people with wide hips.|
|Material||Two layers; the outside heavy polyester satin fabric, and the inside cotton twill.|
|Construction||6 panel pattern. Panels are top-stitched at the seams, and then internal boning channels laid down, made of black twill.|
|Binding||The binding at top and bottom are black polyester bias tape. Also has 6 garter tabs, but I advise not wearing garters with this corset as it’s so short.|
|Waist tape||Waist tape running through the corset, seen on the inside, made of 1” wide single-faced satin ribbon.|
|Modesty panel||Unboned modesty panel, 6.5 inches wide made from polyester pinstripe on the outside and black twill on the underside. No placket beneath the busk.|
|Busk||Slightly heavy duty, almost 1″ on each side. Stiffer than a standard flexible busk. 10″ long with 5 pins.|
|Boning||14 steel bones in this corset not including the busk. Single boned on the seams; all the other bones in this corset are spring steel.|
|Grommets||There are 16, 2-part size grommets (8 on each side), finished in nickel. The grommets are sturdy with moderate size lip around, there is some pulling away of the fabric on the grommets around the bunny ears at the waist.|
|Laces||Black round nylon braided cord style. Very strong, although fairly slippery. It has no spring. They are resistant to fraying and catching.|
|Price||Currently ranges from $40 USD – 70 USD (£25 to £45 in UK).|
Many moons ago, I bought an underbust corset (“Candy” style) from Corsets-UK. I think I tried it on perhaps twice before selling it, because I felt that my solar plexus was being crushed and my hips lost all circulation. I decided to give this company the benefit of the doubt by trying their Waspie underbust a bit more than a year later, to see if their pattern had improved – maybe this one would be curvier, or more comfortable since it’s cut higher on the hips. I was disappointed. I know that many customers are very happy with this company’s corsets, and if you have the body to pull off this style, then that’s great. However I have to say that this corset did not suit my body type. It didn’t flatter me, and when I had altered it to make it more flattering to my body type, the grommets gave out soon after. I’m sad to say that I doubt that I’ll order from this company again.
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