Flocked Damask Corset by Coquette-Read Before Buying

sktb0007 sktb0007
Flocked damask corset
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I made a quick comment on the product page, but those comments get pushed down quickly so I thought I'd make a quick post.. I bought this corset and haven't done a review yet (I will in the next week or so)... and while the corset is nice, the boning is NOT metal. Also, the material on the corset looks shiny and smooth (on the product page) but it's actually fuzzy in real life. Like a fuzzy blanket material. I really don't know how else to explain it lol.

Anyway, I'll write the review soon, but figured this was pretty important stuff to know asap if you plan on purchasing this piece..

If you have any questions about the item before my review is up, you can absolutely message me.
12/15/2011
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Chilipepper Chilipepper
'Flocked' means fuzzy/velvety material on top of smooth material.

And Coquette never puts metal in their corsets - it'll add another $100 to the price. They make fashion/lingerie corsets, not real corsets. But you are right - saying 'metal' is in it is false advertising, but is likely an honest mistake by data entry (ex: a candle I reviewed in which the product page says it smells like coconut simply because it has coconut oil in it - it smells like jasmine, but the makers don't specify the scent, either).
12/15/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
'Flocked' means fuzzy/velvety material on top of smooth material.

And Coquette never puts metal in their corsets - it'll add another $100 to the price. They make fashion/lingerie corsets, not real corsets. But you are right - ... More
Except for the bit about the candle, that's pretty much exactly what I was going to say too. I am happy to see more flocked things though, it's hard to do them right and this one looks like it didn't do too bad with it.
12/15/2011
Penguin Penguin
I hope my girlfriend still wants to get it, because I kind of wanted her too. It's nice.
12/15/2011
Mr. E Mr. E
Thanks for the heads up. I'll be looking for your review.

I figured the "metal" boning was too good to be true.

I'd love to find a reasonably priced corset that does actually have metal boning.
12/15/2011
sktb0007 sktb0007
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
'Flocked' means fuzzy/velvety material on top of smooth material.

And Coquette never puts metal in their corsets - it'll add another $100 to the price. They make fashion/lingerie corsets, not real corsets. But you are right - ... More
LOL! Well shows how much I know I have no idea that is what flocked meant *runs under a a rock to hide* how embarrassing.

Well, with the metal boning mention on the product page, this was the same for the ruffled red corset I got and when I did the review, a person mentioned they were really disspointed that the boning was not metal. Also, on both product pages for both corsets I have that say "metal boning", there are a lot of comments that say something along the lines of "OMG Metal Boning, Amazing!" So I figured it was worth the mention.

I'm still quite new to corsets, and I'm happy with the corset for the most part, but thought maybe others should know .. especially if they are like me (corset newbs lol)
12/15/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
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Originally posted by sktb0007
LOL! Well shows how much I know I have no idea that is what flocked meant *runs under a a rock to hide* how embarrassing.

Well, with the metal boning mention on the product page, this was the same for the ruffled red corset I got and when I ... More
It's all right about the flocked thing.

Something needs to be done to inform the folks in charge of product information that there are a few wrongly identified items that are getting people's hopes up and will cause a big stink about false advertising/ bait-and-switch if they're allowed to stay that way. Again, I think it's just an honest mistake in the listing, but it's a mistake that needs to be corrected.
12/15/2011
wrmbreze wrmbreze
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
It's all right about the flocked thing.

Something needs to be done to inform the folks in charge of product information that there are a few wrongly identified items that are getting people's hopes up and will cause a big stink about ... More
A few,as in 20 items that come up when I type in metal boning and corset in the same search.
12/15/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
It's all right about the flocked thing.

Something needs to be done to inform the folks in charge of product information that there are a few wrongly identified items that are getting people's hopes up and will cause a big stink about ... More
Haha, then we'd have to change a lot of Coquette's pages because a lot of things are listed as corsets that are in fact, not corsets. This one in particular is more of a bustier, at least as far as the research I've done says. Corsets are adjustable with ties of some sorts, bustiers are like overgrown bras and only have the one adjustment. That extra bit on the hooks isn't much extra room in most cases.
12/15/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
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Originally posted by Jul!a
Haha, then we'd have to change a lot of Coquette's pages because a lot of things are listed as corsets that are in fact, not corsets. This one in particular is more of a bustier, at least as far as the research I've done says. Corsets ... More
It's harder to see what the boning really is, though. That's what my concern is. Most of us are familiar with Coquette's modus operandi of plastic boning, spandex, and hook'n'eye closures. There may be some noob who honestly thought they were getting a great deal on a steel-bone corset/bustier because the item is listed as having steel boning ... and are really disappointed when they find out it isn't (like sktb here). Where does that leave EF - an upset customer who was 'fooled' into buying something they didn't want because it was listed as something else.

Honest, I'm not trying to be pain. I'm just concerned about how it impacts EF.
12/15/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
It's harder to see what the boning really is, though. That's what my concern is. Most of us are familiar with Coquette's modus operandi of plastic boning, spandex, and hook'n'eye closures. There may be some noob who honestly ... More
No I totally get you on that. I was more joking around than anything else. But I still say go ahead and send in a ticket on something that you think is wrong on a product page.

Oh! And with the boning. I know that some of them say metal and are mostly plastic, but I can't help but wonder if maybe it's the whole "there's just enough metal in here somewhere (usually just in the bust I think) to say that we have metal boning" thing.
12/16/2011
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