Hourglass Black Cashmere underbust corset in the hourglass silhouette. This is our highest-selling underbust corset! A classic and versatile piece in any corseter’s wardrobe; inky black business suiting fabric feels luxurious to the touch, yet is incredibly hardy and looks new for longer. Wool holds dyes more vividly than cotton, so the black color is more saturated and resists fading.
The standard length corset is suitable for someone with an average torso length, and a relatively balanced figure who carries their weight equally on top and bottom. These corsets have a more hourglass silhouette, so it will nip in your waist and provide a more dramatic curve compared to the ‘slim silhouette’ corsets. This corset is also a good choice for those who have trained their waist and are able to fully close their previous Timeless Trends corset!
This corset is Timeless Trends label, and is made to the same specifications as Timeless Trends.
|Corset Size||Ribcage (inches)|
(Measured 5 inches
up from waistline)
|Waist (inches)||Upper Hip (inches)
(Measured 4 inches
down from waistline)
Measurements (IMPORTANT – THE HOURGLASS CORSETS ARE DIFFERENT FROM THE SLIM CORSETS!):
The standard length underbust corsets generally accommodate ribcage ~6.5 inches larger than the waist, and hips ~10 inches larger than the waist. For instance, a size 24″ corset would fit someone with a ribcage circumference of 30.5″ and high hip of 34″. 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:
11.5 inches long in the center front.
9.5 inches long at the princess seam.
9 inches long at the side seam.
12.5 inches long at the center back.
It is generally advised that corsets are ordered approximately 4 inches (10cm) 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).
This corset contains two core layers of cotton twill, and a fashion fabric of a cashmere twill which is hardy, matte, abrasion-resistant and fade-resistant. As a natural fiber it will breathe better than polyester-based fabrics, and is a favorite for those who wish to waist train (as long as measurements are compatible).
Those who are allergic to wool may want to avoid this corset and opt for the black floral brocade underbust instead.
All standard underbust corsets contain 20 spiral steel bones and 6 flat steel bones, plus a front fastening busk and back grommets/ laces.
This corset doesn’t come with a modesty panel, but boned floating modesty panels can be purchased separately.
Returns and Exchanges:
Please note that this is OVERSTOCK, shipped from the US via a third party. Stock is limited and the orders are final sale, no exchanges or returns. The prices reflect this. (Although they may still qualify for the lifetime warranty). These corsets are brand new and sealed in package, made by TT about two years ago. Please see our TOS and Policies for more information.