Morgana Femme Couture MF1331 Corset Review

This entry is a summary of the review video “Morgana Femme Couture Longline Teal Silk Corset Review” which you can watch on YouTube here:

Fit, length Front is about 13.5″ inches long, traditional hourglass silhouette with conical ribcage. Longline corset, recommended for tall or long-waisted ladies. Very comfortable in the hip area. Will hold in lower tummy pooch, recommended for pear-shaped ladies.
Material 3 layers; fashion layer is silk dupioni, interlining is 100% English cotton coutil, lining of cotton twill. Boning channels are satin coutil.
Construction 6 panel pattern. Lock-stitching between panels – external boning channels strengthen seams. Floating liner (very comfortable). Also has 6 garter tabs.
Binding Black satin coutil bias tape neatly machine stitched on both inside and outside.
Waist tape 1″ wide invisible waist tape within the layers, secured down at boning channels.
Modesty panel None in back; unboned placket under busk.
Busk Standard flexible busk (1/2″ wide on each side) about 12.5″ long (6 pins), backed with a 1/4″ wide flat bone on each side.
Boning 24 steel bones not including busk. On each side, 9 spirals (1/4″ wide) in external channels, 2 flats (1/4″ wide) sandwiching the grommets and an additional flat steel by the busk.
Grommets 30 grommets total, size #0 two-part grommets with moderate flange; set equidistantly, no splits, no wear/fraying/pulling out of grommets. I love these grommets!
Laces Strong 1/4″ wide nylon braided shoe-lace style laces; they’re thin, they grip well and they are long enough. No spring to the lace.
Price Currently $230 USD on their Etsy store (standard size, ready-to-wear) or $290-$350 USD on the MFC website (made-to-measure and custom colours, price depends on the size).

Final Thoughts:

I was very pleasantly surprised by this corset. For a standard size corset, the hip spring is amazing and my ribs are beautifully tapered yet not too “scary” looking. This corset is the first time I have been able to close a 22″ off-the-rack corset all the way (previous styles have either been too restrictive in the hips or the ribcage to do so).
I’m also quite impressed with the quality of the materials in this corset. The dupioni silk fashion layer, English herringbone coutil strength layer, satin coutil boning channels and cotton lining look and feel strong yet luxurious. Once you go quality, you kind of don’t want to go back.
I found the price to be reasonable (at $230 it’s not much more than some other off-the-rack corsets, and actually less than certain other brands). The custom price is also justifiable, however I am curious to know where the corsets are actually manufactured. The one turn-off I have is the price markup for the 4 largest waist sizes (27″ – 30″). Yes, larger sizes do require more material but – with all due respect – having to pay nearly $60 more just because of a few more inches seems a little unfair. Perhaps I’m shooting myself in the foot (especially since I belong in the “smaller” group), but there must be some way to budget for the extra fabric used in larger sizes – even if this means marking up the smaller ones slightly.
Apart from that one small bug, I am thoroughly impressed with this corset – the materials and the construction are top notch for an off the rack piece.
To see this corset and other styles provided by Morgana Femme Couture, visit their website here. To see their selection of off-the-rack corsets, see their Etsy shop here.

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3 comments on “Morgana Femme Couture MF1331 Corset Review

  1. Bethany on said:

    I want to waist train. However, I am currently pregnant. My due date is March 3rd, 2016! I want to go ahead and plan for my next corset. Is this a good waist training corset? I know you said the front line is a bit long, and it doesn’t seem like it makes much room for the thighs. Anything you recommend, would be nice. I love corsets, and I want to bring my waist down to at least a 24 inch waist and I know its going to take a while. Right now I am 4 1/2 months pregnant. My waist is a 37 (from the sweet baby belly), my bust is a 39, and my hips are 41. Before pregnancy, I don’t have the exact measurements (pouty face) but I THINK my waist was a 31, my bust was a 35, and my hips were a 37. That sounds accurate. I have never measured in length wise from bust to hip, I did that today and I got 11 1/2. I put the measuring tape on top of my biggest part of the belly and did NOT make it fitted, and it said 11 1/2. I’m not sure if that will change because I’m pregnant right now? I guess let me just get to the point…
    1) What waist training corset do you recommend? Is this a good one, or do you have something else (for my body type) in mind?
    2) I want to start corset training IMMEDIATELY after childbirth. I am having him/her vaginally, so I should heal rather quickly (or so I’m told). Do I go by my measurements before I got pregnant and order it about 3 weeks before I deliver, or do I have to wait to get measurements after delivery? However, I don’t want to rush the process, and get the wrong corset because the one I get I want it to be perfect, so I assume it will cost a pretty penny. And Morgana corsetry takes about 3-7 weeks to ship šŸ™ I can’t wait that long.
    3) I will be wearing it for at LEAST 10 hours a day, so I want it to be super duper comfy if that is an option xD (All of the corsets I have – which is only 2 – I have gotten from ebay… and I am very disappointed in them so far. I don’t even think they are true steel boned. My overbust one was 5 dollars, and my underbust cincher one was 18 dollars. I regret it).
    4) Can I wear a tank top underneath, or should I stick with a corset liner? Anything you recommend, don’t hesitate!
    5) I want at LEAST 2 corsets lined up after birth, so that I have options šŸ™‚ I won’t be able to buy the corset until about December, but I want to be ready ahead of time. I really want to know if it is possible to go with my “before baby” measurements, or if I have to wait a while. The sooner the corset goes on, the happier I will be!I am SO SORRY that this is SO LONG haha. I just have SO many questions, and I have been researching for 2 days.

    Also, I was talking about this corset, I believe it was the one in the picture but the video review was on something different.

    • bishonenrancher on said:

      Hi Bethany, because I have no way of knowing what your measurements are going to be after you deliver your baby, I always recommend ordering a corset after you give birth. The difference of just 2 inches in a corset can mean the difference of fitting well and feeling comfortable, or feeling completely off – whether it’s on your ribcage, waist or hips – so exact measurements are important.
      If your delivery goes well and your doctor says it’s okay to waist train immediately after birth, then that’s fine. But if you end up getting any damage to your pelvic region from delivery (needing stitches, getting prolapse, needing to use forceps etc) then it’s important to wait several weeks or months until after you’ve healed so that the extra intra-abdominal pressure from a corset doesn’t exacerbate any pre-existing issues. What you can do is purchase a cheaper OTR corset or belly band right after you deliver that can be shipped to you within days, and use that while you’re waiting for your custom to come in. I’ve heard very good things about MFC’s custom corsets so they are reputable, but they are only as good as the measurements provided!

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