Gemini corset – round ribcage – original length, finished in your choice of genuine handmade Thai silk!
The art of weaving silk fabric in Thailand is ancient, going back over five thousand years. Today, it is still made by hand, much as it was thousands of years ago. The fabric is hand woven from hand spun thread and is hand dyed using a variety of natural and synthetic dyes. The patterns in these fabrics were applied, by hand, after they were woven, using wood block printing. Every bolt of this fabric is unique. Once a fabric is gone it can never be duplicated exactly.
Each corset comes with Black flat Shoelace and two satin ribbons of different colors. (A $14 value for the extra bundles!)
The actual fabric colors are more muted than they appear to be in the photos. While the colors are vibrant, they are several shades darker than pictured.
This corset is Lucia Corsetti label, and is made to the same specifications as Timeless Trends.
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 corsets are approximately:
11 inches long in the center front.
9.5 inches long at the princess seam.
11 inches long at the side seam.
13.5 inches long at the center back.
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″.
A LONGLINE LOOK – WITHOUT THE LENGTH:
The Gemini has the look of a longline corset, so it extends down over the hips on the side and accommodates a 16″ low hip spring. The longline corset is aesthetically preferred among some corset wearers, including myself! The extra smoothing and support over the hip area provides a beautiful silhouette, and in many cases the corset snuggles better under the waistband of slacks and skirts compared to corsets cut high over the hips. However, you don’t have to be long-waisted to wear the Gemini, because it’s same length as the regular hourglass in the front and along the princess seam! It will fit anyone with a waist length of 9 inches or more. It will fit like a comfortable longline corset for a petite or short-waisted person.
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 fashion fabric of genuine handmade Thai silk. The fashion fabric is always fully fused to the twill, which adds strength and prevents bubbling or wrinkling – creating a smooth line on the body.
All Gemini corsets contain 20 spiral steel bones and 6 flat steel bones, plus a front fastening busk and back grommets/ laces. Sizes 22″ and larger have an additional 6 flat steel bones per corset!
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:
You have a full 30 days from the purchase date to “try out” the corset and you can return or exchange it as long as the corset does not have any stains, scents, or obvious signs of wear. Just fill out the exchange form, ship it back and I’ll give you a full refund (minus shipping; USPS takes that). Lucy Corsetry does not charge any restocking fee! After the 30 days are over, the corset will not be accepted for 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.