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Leatherotics Sweetheart Leather Overbust Corset 1919 Review

This entry is a summary of the review video “Leatherotics Overbust Corset 1919 Review” which you can watch on YouTube here:

Fit, length Front is about 15.5 inches high; the highest part (from the apex of the bust) is a bit over 16 inches high, however I requested extra length in my corset. Gives a gentle silhouette. The standard size would be appropriate for average torso length. Gives gentle hipspring (although no pinching around the iliac crest). It is not longline however. Also gives a very straight, flat profile. The cut of this corset makes it able to be worn by women of many different bust sizes – would likely fit cups B-D best.
Material 2 main layers; fashion layer is 100% nappa leather (0.8mm thick), and the lining is black cotton twill. Internal boning channels are also made from twill. *Note however that this corset is available in several colours, for both leather and satin fashion layers.
Construction 6 panel pattern, no hip gores. Panels appear to be topstitched and boning channels are internal. Also has 4 garter tabs.
Binding Black leather binding neatly machine stitched on both outside and inside. Inside is trimmed down, not folded under, to reduce bulk. This is normal.
Waist tape 1″ wide waist tape visible on the inside, made of satin ribbon and secured at the boning channels.
Modesty panel Attached 6.25″ wide fabric lacing protector on the back made of black twill (somewhat quilted!); also includes a black twill placket under busk.
Busk Slightly wider than standard, flexible busk (a bit less than an inch on each side) about 14″ long (7 pins); when fastened it is quite secure and doesn’t bend as easily.
Boning 14 steel bones not including busk. 10 spirals (1/4″ wide) in external channels, 4 flats (1/4″ wide) sandwiching the grommets.
Grommets 36 grommets total, size #00 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 not too thick, they grip well and they are long enough. Not much spring to it. Very difficult to break.
Price Standard size satin version of this is £49 UK (about $80 USD), while standard size leather version is £79 (about $125 USD).
Leatherotics 1919 leather overbust, available on Amazon (aff link)

Final Thoughts:

I was surprised by how flattering this little overbust was on me. The extra length was definitely a good idea, and I don’t regret the decision to have it special ordered with another two inches of length added to the top. As far as people being surprised that I would ever own a leather overbust due to its questionable connotations, I’d have probably readily worn this with a floral peasant skirt or a white glittery tutu back in 2012, although these days I don’t wear much leather at all.

2 thoughts on “Leatherotics Sweetheart Leather Overbust Corset 1919 Review

  1. information on full corsets

    1. Hi Jackie, are you asking for more information on overbust corsets? I have a more in-depth article about the pros and cons of overbust corsets.

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