Libra Corset – Creme Cashmere

$ 109.00

Introducing the new Libra underbust corset in creme cashmere! This corset boasts a comfortable 10″ rib spring and 11″ hip spring, gently rounded ribcage, smooth contours for stealthing, and is short enough to fit most torso lengths.

Please see the product description below for full details!

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Description

Introducing the new Libra underbust corset in creme cashmere! This corset boasts a comfortable 10″ rib spring and 11″ hip spring, gently rounded ribcage, and smooth contours for stealthing.

The Libra corset is suitable for someone with an average torso length (it is shorter than the standard length hourglass!) and a relatively balanced figure who carries their weight equally on top and bottom. If you find that you have to lace the hourglass corset with a “V” shaped lacing gap, you may find that the Libra laces closed on you with room to spare!

This corset is Timeless Trends label, and is made to the same specifications as Timeless Trends.

 

This table shows the ribcage, waist, and hip measurements for each size Libra corset.
Corset SizeRibcage (inches)
(Measured 4.5 inches
up from waistline)
Waist (inches)Upper Hip (inches)
(Measured 3 inches
down from waistline)
18281829
20302031
22322233
24342435
26362637
28382839
30403041
32423243
34443445
36463647
38483849
40504051
42524253

Measurements (IMPORTANT – THE HOURGLASS CORSETS ARE DIFFERENT FROM THE SLIM CORSETS!):

The Libra corsets generally accommodate ribcage ~10 inches larger than the waist, and hips ~11 inches larger than the waist. For instance, a size 24″ corset would fit someone with a ribcage circumference of 34″ and high hip of 35″. However, as a mass-produced garment there is a natural variation in these corsets so the proportions may not be exact in every corset.

Lengthwise, the standard length underbust corsets are approximately:

10.5 inches long in the center front.

9.5 inches long at the princess seam.

9.5 inches long at the side seam.

12 inches long at the center back.

 

WHY IS IT CALLED THE LIBRA?
Libra represents symmetry and balance, and I named this corset the Libra as it’s an answer to those who have balanced measurements between their ribcage and hips. While doing research on OTR corsets, I noticed the following regarding most corsets with the same or similar measurements between the ribs and hips:
  • most only accommodate reductions up to ~7 inches
  • most are only available for long torso lengths (11 inches or more)
  • most are typically marketed towards gentlemen and they have a stereotypically masculine shape
Where the Gemini corset filled a “hole” in the corset industry that had previously neglected short-waisted and pear-shaped individuals who wanted the “longline” look and support, the Libra corset also serves a previously neglected body type: those who have a comparatively full ribcage or narrow hips, can accommodate waist reductions that result in a rib springs of 10 inches, and those who also may have a shorter torso. The Libra was created as an answer to all of these.
HOW IS THE LIBRA DIFFERENT?
The Libra is “shorter than a standard but longer than a waspie” (people with longer torsos can still wear the Libra and it will fit them like a cincher!). The Libra also accommodates more of a waist reduction compared to the hourglass longline corset with the hip ties closed (10″ rib spring and 11″ hip spring, as opposed to 6.5″ rib spring and 7″ hip spring).
The Libra is also more androgynous and neutral in its style and pattern, and this is deliberate — I wanted the Libra to be an option for everyone who has the proportions for it. The Libra was tested on many people of different sizes, heights, and genders to ensure that it suited a wide range of people.
The Libra’s silhouette also features a comfortable, gently rounded ribcage that you’ve come to know and love with Timeless Trends corsets.
WHO IS THE LIBRA GOOD FOR?
The Libra may be right for (do check your measurements before ordering though!):
  • athletic women who may have a muscular back, especially developed latissimus dorsi muscles (this would be suitable for waist training prior to fitness competitions)
  • nonbinary individuals who like to wear corsets but do not want a style that is overly feminine nor overly masculine
  • drag queens who would like a dramatic waist reduction and may not want to pad out their hips or have to wear an OTR corset upside down for it to fit better
  • anyone who has developed a barrel chest (congenitally or through swimming, playing a brass instrument, singing professionally, etc) and a comparatively narrow pelvis
 
STEALTH WITH COMFORT AND CONFIDENCE:
The Libra is also cut nearly straight across the top edge and gently rounded on the bottom edge, making it great for “stealthing” under clothing (no pesky points sticking out!). While the Libra does not feature a high back, I’ve improved my patterning techniques so the corset has more room in the side and back to contain the flesh where most of the “muffin” tends to occur. As always, the Libra has sandwiched bones to make the construction as smooth and lump-free as possible.

Sizing:

It is generally advised that corsets are ordered approximately 4-6 inches (10-12 cm) smaller than your natural waist – however if you would like to have your size verified before purchase, you may fill out the measurement form on this page. Please note that this sizing guide is only for the corsets sold on this website, and is not intended to replace a consultation (where external brands are discussed freely).

 

Contents:

This corset contains two core layers of cotton, and a fashion fabric of a polished creme cashmere blend. This underbust is also suitable for those who wish to waist train or tightlace (as long as measurements are compatible). 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 standard underbust corsets contain 20 spiral steel bones and 6 flat steel bones, plus a front fastening busk and back grommets/ laces. Libra corsets have a modesty placket by the busk, and 6 garter tabs instead of 4.

A back modesty panel is not included, but we do have separate, boned modesty panels for separate purchase.

 

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.

Additional information

Weight 1.2 lbs
Dimensions 13.6 × 11.9 × 3.5 in
Size

18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42