NEW in 2020, we are now pleased to take special orders of the Gemini round rib rib longline corset in any currently available colorway! Please note that these corsets are Final Sale (they cannot be exchanged or returned under normal circumstances, since they will not be able to go back into stock as a part of a regular product line). However they are still covered under the manufacturing warranty (read more below).
Measurements:The round rib corsets have a larger low rib than the conical rib corsets, but same underbust measurement.
|Corset Size||Ribcage / underbust (inches)||Waist (inches)||Upper Hip - 3" below waist (standard length) or 4" below waist (longline) (inches)||Lower Hip - 4.5" below waist (standard length) or 6" below waist (longline) (inches)|
The Gemini corsets accommodate ribcage ~8 inches larger than the waist, upper hips ~14 inches larger than the waist and lower hips 16 inches larger than the waist. For instance, a size 24″ corset would fit someone with a ribcage circumference of 32″, a high hip of 36″ and a low hip of 40″. However, as a mass-produced garment there is a natural variation in these corsets so the proportions may not be exact in every corset. We do aim for every corset to measure within 0.5 inch precision.
Lengthwise, the Gemini Longline corsets are approximately:
- Center front: 13 inches (with a 12″ busk)
- Princess seam 11 inches (5″ above the waist, 6″ below the waist)
- Side seam 12 inches
- Center back 14 inches
Springs (all measured from the bottom of the waist tape) :
- Rib spring: 8.5 inches (about 5″ above the waistline)
- Upper hip spring: 14 inches (about 3″ below the waistline)
- Lower hip spring: 16 inches (about 6″ below the waistline)
About the Gemini Corset:
TWO SILHOUETTES TO CHOOSE FROM:
The Gemini corset is offered in two silhouettes: Conical rib and Round rib!
The Round rib version is designed to cup over the ribcage and place compression around the waist, while leaving room for the ribs. This is appropriate for those who have larger or inflexible ribs.
Both silhouettes are identical from the waist to hips; only the ribcage is affected.
The Gemini corset is designed for experienced corset wearers or those with naturally curvy figures. It is one step curvier than the hourglass corset: where the hourglass has a 6.5″ rib spring, the Gemini will have an 8″ rib spring. Where the hourglass has a 10″ high hip spring, the Gemini has a 14″ high hip spring. A customer who can fit the hourglass corset in size 26″ should be able to comfortably fit the Gemini in size 24″.
The Gemini longline is perfect for pear-shaped individuals who have a naturally narrow ribcage, who are high waisted, and who have a more gradual and sloping hip spring (one does not need a “high, square hip-shelf” in order to wear the Gemini longline!)
A LONGLINE CORSET – WITHOUT THE HIP TIES:
The Gemini longline and the hourglass longline may be the same length, but whereas the hourglass longline is for “low waisted” individuals (longer from the waist up and a little shorter from the waist down, to allow wearers with a shallow pelvis to sit down easily without the bottom edge of the corset hitting their lap), the Gemini longline is the opposite, designed for “higher waisted” bodies (longer from the waist down and shorter from the waist up, so that the lower tummy is fully covered, while not pushing up on the bustline unnaturally).
Also, where the hourglass longline has side hip ties, the Gemini is closed on the hip, so those who are looking for a stealthy appearance under clothing will appreciate its smoothness, and those who have sensitive hips don’t have to worry about any ribbon leaving imprints over the hip bones.
FLAT AND LONG FRONT TO HOLD IN THE LOWER TUMMY:
Careful patterning and rigorous testing has been performed on the Gemini longline in order to ensure that the lower abdomen is pulled in and supported without significant bowing or exaggeration of any “tummy pooch”. This is perfect for those who have experienced pregnancy or significant weight loss and are looking to flatten their lower tummy apron.
EXTRA BONES FOR SUPPORT:
In sizes 22 and larger, the Gemini corset has extra spiral steel bones in the center of some panels (26 spirals and 6 flat steels for a total of 32 bones) to provide extra vertical tension to the corset, preventing wrinkling or buckling of the fabric and ensuring it stays smooth on the body. The spiral steels are still the high quality, flexible, comfortable bones you’ve come to know from Timeless Trends.
HIGHER BACK TO HOLD THE “MUFFIN”:
You spoke and we listened! The Gemini corset has a slightly higher back compared to the hourglass corsets, to help hold in the “muffin top” or skin roll-over.
This corset contains two core layers of cotton twill, and a variable fashion fabric. The fashion fabric is always fused to the interlining for strength and durability.
All Gemini corsets in waist size 22″ and above contain a total of 32 steel bones (26 spiral and 6 flat), plus a front fastening busk and back grommets/ laces. Gemini corsets sized 20″ and below will have 26 steel bones (20 spiral and 6 flat), plus a front fastening busk and back grommets/ laces.
This corset also features 6 garter tabs, and a matching modesty placket under the busk. A back modesty panel is not included, but we do have separate, boned modesty panels for separate purchase. We recommend the LONG modesty panel to match the higher back of the Gemini!
Returns and Exchanges:
This corset is Final Sale – the corset will not be accepted for exchange or refund, but it is still under warranty for life – some wear is normal, but if something prematurely breaks from normal use, your corset is still eligible for exchange. Please see our TOS and Policies for more information.