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Black Floral Tapestry Steel-Boned Corset Review (Amazon)

Last updated on August 25th, 2022 at 08:51 am

This entry is a summary of the review video “( Black Floral Tapestry Steel-Boned Corset Review” which you can watch on YouTube here:

Fit, length Front is about 14 inches high; the highest part (from the apex of the bust) is 15 inches high. Gives hardly any curve in the silhouette, almost no waist reduction at all. Don’t trust the “floating” corset pictures online – the shape is shown more accurately on a real model! Appropriate for average torso length. I do like how the cut of this corset both covers and minimizes my bust.
Material 1 layer; fashion layer is the black floral polyester with a sort of non-stretch mesh backing.
Construction 6 panel pattern, panels are topstitched together. Internal boning channels made from cheap commercial fuzzy bone casing.
Binding Commercial black satin binding machine stitched on both inside and outside, not a clean finish. Also has 4 garter tabs.
Waist tape None.
Modesty panel None.
Busk Standard flexible busk (1/2″ wide on each side) about 13″ long (6 pins), EXTREMELY flimsy/ flexible. Also has hook/eye to prevent gaping at bustline.
Boning 12 steel bones not including busk. All spiral steel bones, including in the back by the grommets, so some bowing occurs when lacing up.
Grommets 20 grommets total, size #0 two-part grommets with smaller flange; set equidistantly, no splits, no wear/fraying/pulling out of grommets, surprisingly.
Laces 3/8″ wide black double-face satin, they are barely long enough but are fairly strong.
Price Currently $32 USD on
This style of bustier is now found ubiquitously on Amazon from several different brands. Here is how it fits another model.

Final Thoughts:

I suppose I shouldn’t have expected much considering how cheap it was, but I was quite disappointed that it didn’t include a waist tape or modesty panel. However I was genuinely pleasantly surprised to see that they used real steel boning here. I suppose if worse came to worst, one could cannibalize this corset simply for its materials, although you would have to use a stronger strength layer and likely reinforce the busk. But I wouldn’t recommend this for anyone who is interested in a corset for tightlacing/waist training. This corset is really just to shave off a couple of inches, to be worn as clubwear or a costume. Although the original brand can no longer be found, an identical style can be found here.

3 thoughts on “Black Floral Tapestry Steel-Boned Corset Review (Amazon)

  1. This was given to me as a gift, but with a few differences – mine had plastic boning all around (except where they forgot one bone…), no garter tabs and the grommets are set with the back/inside arbitrarily the right or wrong way.

    Absolutely no reduction, very tubular, very horrifying when the busk comes out between the very wide-apart stitches (O.O). I was eager to have a look at a retail-standard corset, but sadly I was disappointed. I danced in mine a lot so that the boning conformed to my body and yes the busk came out.

    I am a very, very amateur sewer and my first project was an underbust with busk. A year later under the same abuse it stood up better than this one did in three months.

    1. Yikes! That sounds even worse than the one I bought. :( Sorry you got cheated out of a real corset. However, it’s great that you’re able to sew your own corsets! That’s awesome!

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