Madonna in the famous Gaultier corset-inspired bodysuit. Blond Ambition tour 1990.
A corset bodysuit or bunnysuit is a like a laced and boned leotard, or a corset and brief in one. It may be either overbust or underbust, but it extends down over the crotch area. These pieces give ultimate lower-tummy control; a mother’s apron falling out of the bottom of a corset is not an option with this cut! When worn under clothing, this style of corset can be worn without fear of the bottom edge of the busk flaring out to create an unfortunate bump in the pubic region the way some conventional corsets do.
That said, corset-bodies are not the most convenient or practical of clothing, particularly if the crotch doesn’t have hooks or snaps to open; if you own one of these pieces, be sure to leave yourself lots of time to go to the restroom. These corsets may also be quite rigid, and you may feel that most of your torso has reduced mobility from your upper chest down to the bum. Nevertheless, they make a stunning addition to one’s collection and they reflect a certain mastery in patterning by the corsetiere.
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This corset-body with cups and shoulder straps is the miraculous work of Royal Black (Austria), with layered lace and gold accents. Model: Ophelia Overdose. Photo: Moritz Maibaum.
M Pardo Couture (Spain) Corset Bodysuit in pale lavender satin, embellished with white leavers lace.
Karolina Laskowska (UK/Norway) Bobbinet Mesh Overbust Corset Bodysuit. Photo: Sparklewren. Model: Yazzmin Newell. MUA: Sammm Agnew
Rockstars and Royalty Corset Bodysuit, custom created for burlesque superstar @jazida.burlesque
This exquisite “Amethyst” corset bodysuit is the work of the incredibly talented JemCorsets. Model: Miss Tosh. Photo: Tigz Rice. Taken on location at Jesus College, Oxford University at the OCOC.
Jem Corsets Leopard Print Corset Body. Model: Threnody in Velvet, Photo: Iberian Black Arts, Cat ears: Pearls and Swine
Irissa Art (Russia) Corset Bodysuit in ballet slipper pink satin, with beautiful patterning over the bust and hips. Irissa Art teaches advanced corset construction in her in-person courses, and covers tricky construction techniques such as cupped overbusts, hip gores, balance of rigid and elastic materials, integrative corsetry (corsets built as undergarments into other ensembles), and – of course, shown here – corset bodysuits.
Camilla Costumes Corset Bodysuit with illusion plunge neckline by Camilla Costumes (Netherlands), made from a modified pattern by Aranea Black (see the patterns/ tutorials section of this page for more!)
Starkers Corsetry (Canada) created this dreamy, feminine pastel overbust corset body with floral hip embellishments. Model: Holly Harlot. Photo: Courtney Reader.
Skeleton Key Couture (South Africa) Corset Bodysuit, Photography: @pierreventer7607, Model: @aimz_botes, Hair and makeup: @sigi.makeup
Orchid Corsetry (UK) Underbust Corset Bodysuit with contrast boning channels. Model: @missdeadlyred
Lauren (owner of Castle Corsetry in California) has made dozens of corset bodysuits and Playboy Bunny inspired suits ranging in theme, from Star Trek, to Harry Potter, to Marvel, and more! Here Lauren (in blue) and the other TrekBunnies show how a corset bodysuit can be fitted smoothly over different figures and measurements. (Photo: Estrada Photography)
Unartig Boutique (Germany) “Nightmare Corset” Vinyl Bodysuit extending from the neck to the crotch! This requires careful patterning around the shoulders and armscye, all the way to the derriere and low hips.
Ggis Corsets (Russia) “Don Quijote” Corset Bodysuit, made for the Foundations Revealed competition. Model: @ziladinova
Ggis Corsets (Russia) Corset Bodysuit, modified from a Ralph Pink pattern (see the patterns / tutorials section at the bottom of this page for more)
The Bad Button (Kentucky) created this Quetzal corsetbody, inspired by the Resplendent Quetzal, featuring crystal embellished hips, chest and wings, as well as functional hip lacing. Model: Bailey Johnson. Photo: Aesthetic Aperture
Enaelle Paris Corset Bodysuit “Halia” from the Ocean Collection, Photography : @antoinebarland, Makeup : @nomakeup_gslr, Model : @leane_jct
CD Costume ( Céline Delhalle) Corset Bodysuit
Aerian Couture (Spain) “Poison Ivy” Corset Bodysuit
Anachronism in Action (California, USA) created this underbust corset-body and matching bra top in black leather & quilted accents. Model: Erin Micklow. Photo: Girlie Show Pinups. Styling: Jordana Morgan
“Lingerie style” (sleek mesh) Corset Bodysuit by Olgaiv Corsetry (Belarus)
From the gloves to the fur lined leather body corset, combining the universe of cosplay with the enthusiasm of tight lacing has really brought fantasy to life by the hands of the House of Canney (Georgia, USA).
House of Canney (Georgia, USA) created this breathtaking transleucent corset body with an intricate silver beaded embellishment for none other than Violet Chachki.
Emiah Couture (UK) “The Pearled Beast” Corset Bodysuit. Model: Liv Free. Photo: Inaglo Photography. On site at OCOC, Jesus College, UK.
Siane Rozaka Atelier (France) Corset Bodysuit, Modeled by Astrid Tronca, Photography by Jérémy Boyer Photographe
The “Velvet Heart” corset-body by Irina IriSSa Pavshina (Russia) is another expertly-patterned piece with a heart-shaped cut out at the bustline and embellished with lace.
This corset body from Maison Blackkitten (France) is made from cotton satin with a front panel of pearlescent moiré and accented with antique gold military buttons. Model: Morgane Humbert. Photo: Turk Photographies.
Here Dita von Teese models a lacy corset-body designed by Mr. Pearl (France), encompassing her head-to-tush.
Model Victoria Dagger wears the Grable corset-body ($3250) made by Dark Garden Corsetry and Couture (San Francisco and New Orleans).
This adorable “Bambi” corset-body with a 19″ waist is part of a larger burlesque costume for Daisy Lovelace. Made by Peau d’Âme Corsets (Switzerland).
Atelier Nadia Derisheva (Georgia) red lace Corset Bodysuit with illusion plunge neckline
Corsetry & Romance (Poland) Mockup and Completed Corset Bodysuit. While Palina does not sell this style as a commission, she does provide some insight on her corset-making process and she also sells her corset samples when she’s finished with her experimentation.
Nemuro Corsets (Russia) Overbust Corset Bodysuit
The Corset Carriage (California, USA) created “The Pastel Mermaid” Corset Bodysuit with pastel rainbow fin fabric, mini hip panniers (hip fins) underneath the skirt to create the illusion of wider hips, and embellished with 3D floral lace in a similar opalescent rainbow ombre.
Lace Embrace Atelier (BC, Canada) “Poison Ivy” Corset Overbust Bodysuit modeled by a client.
Lace Embrace Atelier (BC, Canada) “Wonder Woman” Corset Bodysuit, made for Evilyn13. Click through to read Melanie’s blog on the making of this corset!
Lady Ardzesz (Poland) lovely neutral corset bodysuit with bust cups, embellished with symmetric black lace appliqué and contrast stitching. Photo @gwiazda_poranna, Model @dehadria
Thierry Mugler metallic gold amor-inspired Corset Bodysuit, Modeled by Irina Shayk
~Corset Bodysuit Patterns & Tutorials~
Corsets by Caroline (UK) “Betty” Bodysuit: a 16-panelled Overbust Corset Bodysuit Pattern
This bullet bra corset-body is available as a pattern from designer Ralph Pink UK), so you can learn to fit and make your own! This piece requires powermesh, so it does have some elasticity.
Aranea Black (Croatia) is a garment technician and corset designer extraordinaire who has dozens of free corset patterns available on her website. Here is the “Amber” Corset Bodysuit Pattern which she has modeled both plain with a bolero and lace tights, and with optional embellishments in the style of Sailor Mars. In her extras section, she also provides instructions on bunny accessories if you want to try your hand at making a full Playboy Bunny inspired costume.
Corsetiere of Chicago / Mutiny Circus Corset Bodysuit. Photo: Pearl Davies.
Sparklewren (UK) has made easily half a dozen corset-bodies. This one is made from pink leather and sheer fabric, with over 1000 Swarovski crystals. Model: Chrys Columbine. Photo: Sean Elliott. MUA: SJE
Sparklewren Corset Bodysuit, Model: Leah, MUA: Samantha Taylor
The “Valencia Rose” corset-body by Angela Stringer (UK) continues her floral and sheer theme and is my favourite piece from her to date. Model/style: Thenody in Velvet. Photo: Iberian Black Arts
This 2013 corset body creation from Persephone Corsetry (UK) uses layered lace appliqué subtly on the upper bodice and as a lovely accent to cover the hips. Model: Raven Lenore. Photo: Rococo Imaging.
Strait-Laced Dame “magicicada” Corset Bodysuit, Corset bodysuit made for the 2018 Foundations Revealed competition (insect theme). Model, styling, photography by Strait-Laced Dame Corsetry.
*Please note that I have not personally tried every corset brand in this list, nor do I necessarily endorse every company on this list. This is for informational purposes only. Please contact the individual corsetieres directly if you have any specific questions about their corset bodysuits. Tiddly links are Etsy affiliate links which help keep these galleries free for corsetieres and shoppers alike.