What Katie Did “Morticia” Corset Review

This entry is a summary of the review video “WKD Morticia Corset Review” which you can watch on YouTube here:

Fit, length Front is about 13″ inches long, wasp-waist silhouette. Good for medium to long-waisted people, may be too long for those with a short torso. Has enough room in the ribcage and hip areas; very comfortable. Will cover lower-tummy pooch.
Material 3 layers; fashion layer is satin (100% polyester) and the lining and interlining are both 100% cotton twill.
Construction 5 panel pattern with an additional 2 hip gores per side. Top-stitching between panels, external boning channels, and a floating liner (very comfortable). Also has 6 garter tabs.
Binding Black satin bias tape neatly machine stitched on both inside and outside.
Waist tape 1″ wide invisible waist tape between the interlining and lining.
Modesty panel Attached 8″ wide fabric lacing protector on the back; stiffened placket under busk.
Busk Standard flexible busk (1/2″ wide on each side) about 12″ long (6 pins), backed with a 1″ wide stiffener on each side.
Boning 12 steel bones not including busk. 8 spirals (1/4″ wide) in external channels, 4 flats (1/4″ wide) sandwiching the grommets.
Grommets 24 grommets total, size #0 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 thick, they grip well. Because this is my smallest corset (18″) I found the laces were not long enough. Has some spring to the lace but very difficult to break.
Price Currently $275 USD (at the time I reviewed it it was ~ $240) on the What Katie Did website.

Final Thoughts:

This is my favorite cut of all the WKD underbust corsets, and it’s no wonder that this style is the most popular cut to review on other sites as well. The wasp silhouette is lovely – it gives a conical ribcage and the longline cut over the hips means that it will help to hold in that little bit of pudge below the navel.  They have also more recently come out with a spoon-busk version that will hold in lower-tummy pooch better than the original.

I believe that this corset is capable of giving at least a 12″ hipspring so it can give a lovely shape even on pear-figures. Due to its curviness of their customers find that they even need to order a size down from what they usually order (usually 6″ waist reduction instead of 4″). However be realistic about this – at the time I review, I could lace down to about 22″ yet I was modelling an 18″ corset which was admittedly too small for me, as my ribcage and hips were broader than the corset. Since then I’ve purchased another Morticia corset in size 22″, a 6-inch waist reduction on me, and it fits much better.

To see the Morticia underbust and other cuts/ styles of WKD corsets, visit What Katie Did’s site.

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8 comments on “What Katie Did “Morticia” Corset Review

  1. Jay on said:

    Hi Lucy……after watching your video i decided to get the morticia, but i think i might have chosen wrong. I am not as curvy as this corset, thus when atempting to lace it, the panel starts giving the () shape because the rib and hips are not as flayed out wide as the corset is shaped. What should i do? shoudl i keep seasoning it that way? or there is no hope?

    • bishonenrancher on said:

      Hi Jay, if you can, try to keep the laces parallel and not bowing or twisting in their channels. It may mean dealing with some flaring at the top or bottom edges for a period of time until your waistline is able to take more reduction. Another thing you can do is get an intermediate corset that is slightly less curvy than the Morticia to use as a stepping stone, and then you can graduate to the Morticia once you’ve trained a bit more. 🙂

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  3. this bfeore and I will say it again: You are an amazing young woman. Take some time to be proud of yourself. A lesser person would have given up, but not you. And what a wonderful husband you have. I would love the opportunity to meet him. And what can I say about your parents? All of you have changed the world and those around you for the better.

  4. Hi Lucy!

    Your channel/blog are amazing and have taught me so much! I had a quick question: In your opinion, where is the best place to get replacement laces for a corset? I just realized a 22″ off the rack overbust I got from Versatile Corsets a while back only came with 5.5 yard laces (probably why I could never fit into it, which was heartbreaking, since it was not cheap!) and was looking around for 8-10 yard laces. I checked Timeless Trends and they don’t seem to have any in white (it’s a pale pink corset) besides the 7 yard ribbon type.

    PS: I am DYING for reviews of the Isabella Josephine Underbust and your training corset from Heavenly Corsets. Keep up the good work!

    • Hi Leisha! Thank you so much for your comment! 🙂 For white flat corset lacing I would search on ebay – there’s one shop on ebay called “White Rabbit Costume Supply” that sells white lacing for $1 per yard so you can buy as much as you need. Alternatively you can use double-faced satin ribbon, as long as it’s double-faced and at least 1/2 inch wide it will be strong enough to use for tightlacing. Thanks again for your lovely comment, and I will be doing a review on those corsets as soon as I can! 😀

      • Ok, uatdpe time!! When I started on this journey my waist was 30 , I had a muffin top , not embarrassed too much about it but buying jeans to go over my almost non existent butt was next to impossible!! lol Now after a few months, and followed by a Dr. I have a 26 inch waist without a corset and can now lace a 24 corset closed.. I look great in and out of a corset! I’m not wearing 22/7 anymore but may start again if I decide to go smaller.I didn’t really lose weight, maybe a couple of pounds here, I had already lost a lot before hand. I am exercising and tightening my stomach muscles tho and I am getting stronger! I can feel it!Go out there and be the sexiest Diva you can for YOURSELF!!

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