Overbust Corsets with Cups


Cupped overbust corsets are often confused with bustiers or Merry Widows, but in the words of Julia Bremble, “a corset with cups is as corsetty as any other corset if it does a corsetty job.” I personally adore my cupped overbusts because they give a more natural silhouette under clothing compared to conventional overbusts (which may flatten the bust or lift the bust too high). Wearing a well-made cupped overbust under clothing looks like you’re wearing a bra, combined with a cinched waist. They work very well under strapless dresses, and in particular vintage shelf-bust dresses.

Those who are particularly heavy-busted may find that a cupped overbust takes considerable pressure off the neck, shoulders and upper back by supporting the bust properly from below and eliminating the need for shoulder straps. If you don’t like the cupped corset aesthetic, I have another gallery featuring corsetieres that make conventional overbusts (without cups) designed specifically to fit top-heavy women.

*Corsetieres, if you have made cupped overbust corsets and you have a photo to submit to the gallery, please feel free to email me here. Safe-for-work photos are preferred. Thank you!

Madame Sher Overbust with Cups, $600 (cupped styles start at $490)

Madame Sher Overbust with Cups, $600 (cupped styles start at $490)

Versatile Corsets Mimosa overbust, $398

Black Cat Corsets “Chocolate 20” corduroy cupped overbust, R$ 600

Morgana Femme Couture MF1305 cupped overbust, starts at £350

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Corsets & More cupped overbust as part of a wedding gown

Cupped and corded overbust by Lost in Wonderland Lingerie & Corsetry

Cupped and corded overbust by Lost in Wonderland Lingerie & Corsetry

Royal Black "Queen of the Night" outfit, starts at €1799 (about $2450)

Royal Black “Queen of the Night” outfit, starts at €1799 (about $2450)

Ferrer Corsets “Crimson Passion” overbust with cups, R$ 2790 (Ferrer’s cupped overbusts start at R$ 570)

Sinner Couture “Hellbilly Chic” cupped overbust, $450

Anachronism in Action bra-cup-style overbust, custom starts at $435

Anachronism in Action bra-cup-style overbust, custom starts at $435

Cherries Pin-Up Picnic overbust corset with cups by The Bad Button

Cherries Pin-Up Picnic overbust corset with cups by The Bad Button

Ivy Rose Custom Designs hand-dyed cupped overbust.

Totally Waisted! corsets cupped overbust, $900

Totally Waisted! Corsets cupped overbust, $900

Period Corsets c.1950 Stevie Corset, $362

Period Corsets c.1950 Stevie Corset, $362

Orchid Corsetry

Orchid Corsetry “Belle Dame” cupped overbust, Gilded Cages collection

“Alexis” wedding corset, by The Ardent Collection

Sparklewren cupped sheer overbust (only available for in-person fittings). Photo: InaGlo, Model: Ivory Flame

Sparklewren cupped sheer overbust (only available for in-person fittings). Photo: InaGlo, Model: Ivory Flame

*Please note that I have not personally tried every corset brand in this list, nor do I necessarily endorse every company in these guided galleries. This is for informational purposes only; please email any of the above makers to learn more about their corsets. Tiddly links are Etsy Affiliate links which help to keep this gallery online and free to use.

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18 comments on “Overbust Corsets with Cups

  1. Rachel on said:

    Hi,
    I am from South East Asia…
    I can’t seem to find such a corset.
    I really like them.
    Having a large bust is very difficult to get good fittings.
    Do you post?
    I would really like it get them.

    • Hi Rachel, the corsets in this gallery are not made by me, I just compiled the information. If you click on the photos, you will be redirected to each corset maker where you can learn more and order a corset from them.

  2. Hello Lucy, I’d like to ask, what do you wear under such corsets? I would love to have an overbust corset, but I don’t know, how to wear them. On all the photos women seem to wear nothing underneath, but that must surely ruin the corset after some time, no? Thanks a lot.

    • bishonenrancher on said:

      Hi Mila, thank you for your comment! I wear a tube top or corset liner under my corsets, even my overbusts most of the time. One designed for an underbust corset, so it extends from under the breasts to the top of my hips – that way any sweat or oil on my body is absorbed by the liner and so my corset remains clean. But my bust is usually not covered by a liner (because that would be visible with an overbust corset). I have a video about corset liners here.

  3. fiona mcdonnell on said:

    hi
    ive signed up for the mailing list but have not received anything

    • bishonenrancher on said:

      Hi Fiona, sorry it’s been a little hectic so I haven’t sent out a newsletter in awhile – once things calm down for me a bit I’ll send out more info! Thanks for your patience!

  4. Caroly on said:

    Dear Lucy, thank you so much for putting up this site!

    I am having a small dilemma! I need to locate a corsetiere who can do BOTH large cup over bust AND wide hip-spring, as I’m a natural hourglass figure with a small waist but I’m also plus-sized, can you recommend someone?
    There are no local corset makers in my state, so a website/internet savvy is a must.

    I (and my tired back & shoulders) would be grateful for help!

    P.S. my waist to hip difference (hip spring) is 14″ and rib cage to cup difference is 8″ and I’m 5’4″

  5. Rebecca on said:

    Just to add: Dark Garden and Pop Antique now make cupped overbusts as well. (http://www.darkgarden.com/products/adelaide and http://www.popantique.com/flirt) I haven’t personally tried either, but I have spent plenty of time ogling them.

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  7. Hello Lucy:
    I hope you are doing great 🙂

    Could you send me the list of the “corsets and more” corset?
    I can not find it in the page

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