Lattice Corsets


Antique ribbon lattice corset, c. 1899. Photo courtesy of LaraCorsets

The first lattice corsets appeared right around the end of the 19th century, and were more often than not seen in a delicate pink and white combination, such as the example to the left. Lattice embellishments on corsets don’t actually serve much of a purpose (other than looking fabulous and making you look fabulous wearing it). However, a lattice corset done well (smooth, perfectly-mirror matched and parallel ribbons, not too tense and not too loose or wrinkled) shows great attention to detail and demonstrates the corsetiere’s skills in draping, roll-pinning, and anchoring – to me, latticework reflects a type of mastery in corset embellishment. Let us celebrate some of these corsetieres via this gallery of lattice corsets!

Corset makers, if you have made lattice corsets and you would like to be included in this gallery, email me your best photo with a 1-sentence description and your website or shop URL. Safe-for-work photos are preferred! Thank you!

Latticework corset dress by Lace Embrace Atelier (Canada)

 

"Ravenclaw" lattice corset by L'Atelier de LaFleur (Canada)

“Ravenclaw” lattice corset by L’Atelier de LaFleur (Canada)

 

Two lush lattice ribbon corsets in slightly different cuts, both made by Alice Corsets (Ukraine).

 

Electric blue and black lattice plunge overbust by Electra Designs (USA). Model: Jade Vixen. Photo: Studio 900.

 

Sweet Carousel Corsetry (Canada) has experience making many different variations of lattice corsets, including lattice vests for men.

 

Green silk dupioni, violet ribbon and patent leather channels makes a stunning autumn lattice corset by Anachronism in Action (USA).

Green silk dupioni, violet ribbon and patent leather channels makes a stunning autumn lattice corset by Anachronism in Action (USA).

 

Katrina Mior of Totally Waisted! Corsets models her own lattice demibust (Canada).

Katrina Mior of Totally Waisted! Corsets models her own lattice demibust (Canada).

 

This lattice underbust is available from Morgana Femme Couture (UK) in many ribbon colour options (£255). Modelled by Threnody in Velvet.

 

A sweet, soft-looking pink lattice corset is a stark contrast to many of Cristiane Tano’s usual black and red leather filigree work (Brazil).

 

Madame Sher (Brazil) combines ribbon-cincher aesthetic with lattice-work design to create this cute silver and black cincher ($480).

 

Skeletons in the Closet Corsetry (Netherlands) also makes lattice cinchers, like this feminine piece at only €130.

*Please note that I have not personally tried every corset brand in this list, nor do I necessarily endorse every company in this list. This is for informational purposes only. Please contact the corsetieres individually for more information on their lattice corsets. Tiddly links are Etsy affiliate links which help keep these galleries online and free for everyone to use.

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