CorsetDeal Longline Pinstripe Overbust Review

This entry is a summary of the review video “Longline Overbust Review (CorsetDeal/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 Gently curved, gives a slim silhouette without a lot of cinch. The center front is 15.5”. The longest part of the corset at the apex of the bust is 18”. Sweetheart neckline. Longline corset, ending low over the hips.
Material Two layers; the outside heavy polyester pinstripe 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
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, 8 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. 14″ long with 6 pins.
Boning 14 steel bones in this corset not including the busk. Single boned on the seams. The two bones that curve over the bust are made of spiral steel; all the other bones in this corset are spring steel.
Grommets There are 32, 2-part size #0 grommets (16 on each side), finished in nickel. The grommets are sturdy with moderate size lip around, there is absolutely no fraying around the material, they’re not pulling out.
Laces Black flat nylon braided shoe-lace style. Very strong, grips fairly well. It has a little bit of spring. They are resistant to fraying and catching.
Price Currently ranges from $40 USD – 85 USD (£25 to £54 in UK).


Final Thoughts:

After experiencing the unflattering way the shorter Corsetdeal overbusts barely covered my girls, I opted for a longline style instead. This was a slightly better fit. I definitely felt that my bust was more secure, and the position of the waist tape was in a more reasonable place, although still not right at my waistline (it was sitting perhaps an inch above my natural waist).

The pattern for the overbust corsets have the same bust/waist/hip circumference as the pattern for the regular overbusts, so keep this in mind. It’s as if they took the original pattern and simply stretched it out vertically to elongate it (i.e. what they did not do, was theoretically take the original pattern and extrapolate the lines to longer [and wider] top and bottom edges). I hope at explanation made sense – if not I will draw a diagram for you all. How this translated to fit on me, is that it fixed the flaring issues that I had at the hips in my shorter overbust corsets, but it resulted in the appearance of a less curvy corset overall. Therefore I recommend this corset to buyers who are tall/ have a long torso, and are either slim/ruler shaped, or slightly apple shaped. If you are a pear or natural hourglass shape, there is a possibility that this corset may not be curvy enough for you.

I didn’t have any problems on my hipbones here in terms of the pattern itself, although the placement of the internal bones at the side seams was unfortunate, as the rigid spring steel bones sat right over a nerve on my iliac crest, causing some chafing and discomfort. The problem was partially resolved by simply replacing the flat bones on the sides with more flexible spiral steel boning, which was a surprisingly easy operation.

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5 comments on “CorsetDeal Longline Pinstripe Overbust Review

  1. Brandy on said:

    I wasn’t exactly sure where to post this question, but I figured this corset is the closest in shape and brand…so….

    When beginning my corset journey, I was lead astray by the thrifty pricing of CorsetsQueen (very similar to CorsetStory corsets, looked like the same “stock” pictures of each corset, but offered lower prices) They were running a Bogo sale on all steel boned corsets, so I went for it. I had no idea what I was doing as far as sizing was concerned (I hadn’t found your plethora of youtube videos yet) and ended up sizing myself to large. After shipping, I spent about $120 USD. They sent me a confirmation email with another email to contact if I had any questions, and a tracking number to track my order. It arrived in the estimated amount of time and I was so excited when I opened it. The corsets were beautiful and better quality than any that I had owned before (all I had owned was fashion corsets). I went to try them on and was sad to see that even fully laced, they nearly fell off of me. I’m a busty girl (38F) and now know that I’m a 30 inch waist OTR corset (normally), but I had (in my ignorance) ordered a 34 overbust corset. Everything has PLENTY of wiggle room, and it fits me more like a t-shirt than a corset. I tried to contact the company 3 different times and never got a response. The phone number is based out of India, and frankly I can’t just call India. lol. On their website, they had a Return section, but not an exchange section, so I wanted to email them before just sending it back. Now I’m well past the return time, and stuck with two too large for me corsets. I was hoping maybe I could take them in. Do you have any suggestions on doing this, or is it not worth it? Should I just post them for sale through you and try to get a little money to go towards a well fitting corset? (sorry for the small novel.)

    • bishonenrancher on said:

      Hi Brandy! Although I do know of a couple of people who have taken in their corsets, it’s not the easiest thing to do! Some corsetieres would rather make a new corset from scratch rather than alter someone else’s corset, because it’s faster and less frustrating. However, you could contact Michelle of “Damsel in this Dress” to see if she would alter your corset, as I’ve heard that she does take in corsets occasionally. I’m sorry to say that I don’t sell CorsetsQueen/ CorsetDeal (et al) pieces through the bronze line, because it’s just a sad fact that they never sell. 🙁 Unless the corsets are priced at $35 or thereabouts, people don’t want them. Is there any possibility that you could recycle the corsets you have, perhaps use them as an example of how to make your own corsets? At least then you wouldn’t have wasted your money. I totally understand, I spent literally hundreds on this corset manufacturer; I owned 12 different corsets from them and was not 100% happy with the fit of any of them. :'(

  2. Abby on said:

    Hi Lucy, it’s Abby, or abagirl7 from youtube. I was just wondering where the wais tape sits on you when your wearing the corset? I know I promissed my mom I wouldn’t buy another corset for a while, but…. I can’t help but want this one 🙂

    • Hi Abby! The waist tape sits just a little high on me when I wear this corset, about 1″ above my natural waist. I’m pretty sure if I had a smaller bust I’d be able to pull the corset down to the correct (and comfortable) level but then I would be rather exposed. :p

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