Black side-zip corset by Escante - review by Ms. N

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Black side-zip corset

Corset by Escante

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(Size 38) To Be DIScontinued?

This corset is great for wearing by itself or as an addition to your wardrobe. Use it under a blouse or a t-shirt, or toss a jacket on top of it - however you wear it, this corset is going to look stylish!
Published:
Pros:
Stylish,
Comfortable,
Versatile.
Cons:
Soon to be discontinued,
Shoestring laces.
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review
One of the first corsets I picked up here on EdenFantasys was Escante's Black Side-zip Corset. I picked it up way back in January during a major sale event. I have not reviewed it up until now because, well, I had so many other things to review. I still do have many items yet to cover, but I am choosing to review this one now for two reasons: 1) I decided to do a series of corset reviews on the ones I already own, and 2) this corset may be about to be discontinued. The only size still in stock is the size 38...the same size about which I am writing here.

The Basics

This corset is exactly what the name implies: a black corset with a zipper on the side. It features a raised floral pattern and has a matte finish. The corset's shoulder straps narrow from two inches above the bust to one inch on top of the shoulders. These straps adjust on the back like bra straps, complete with the elastic bands. There is a black, metal zipper on the left side of the corset which allows for ease of dressing and undressing. The back has two black, shoestring-like laces that work their way through the 13 pairs of eyes that are located on each side of the corset. The corset also has plastic boning - 1 on the section of the corset containing the zipper, and 6 on the rest of the corset. These help give the wearer an hourglass figure. The material for the corset is 65% polyester and 35% cotton.

Floral pattern
pattern

Sizing and Measurements

As I mentioned at the beginning of this review, the only size still available for this corset is 38. By happy coincidence, that is my bra band size, and the size of the corset I am reviewing. I would say if you are a large or extra large, this corset should work for you. If tightlaced, this corset is 36" at the bust. The laces are 84" long, and with each covering half of the corset, this should expand the width of it by up to 6" - or up to 42" if the laces are split evenly. If you are larger than that in the bust, but smaller in the waist, you could have the top string laced through fewer sets of eyes in order to make this work for you. This is a corset for someone with a short torso - it is 14" long in the front, and 11" long in the back.

Top left: front view
Top right: zipper side view
Bottom left: back lacing
Bottom right: adjustable shoulder strap
front, side, back, strap

Care Instructions and Storage

As is usual with corsets, this should be hand washed in cold water with a mild soap. Chlorine bleach should be avoided, as should wringing or twisting the fabric. The corset should be allowed to drip dry in the shade to avoid fading. The care tag says it should not be ironed or dry cleaned. If you do iron this, make sure to place a cloth over it and use a low temperature setting.

As this corset has straps, it would be appropriate to store it on a hanger in the closet. Otherwise, you may roll or fold the corset in such a way that the boning is flat and store it in a drawer or wherever else you keep such items.
Experience
Personally, I love this piece. It is probably the most functional corset I own. It looks good by itself, but it is also nice with a t-shirt or blouse underneath, or with a jacket on top. It is very versatile. It is so much easier to get in and out of than corsets with hook and eyes. The only problem in that area is that since it is a side zip, you may have a little trouble getting it started...if you can't see the bottom of the zipper...because your boob is in the way. Ahem. Also, you do have to be careful to avoid getting any skin caught in the zipper - Yikes! It is not a pleasant experience.

Top row: front views
Bottom left: back lacing
Bottom right: over t-shirt
front and side, front, lacing, t-shirt

Those things aside, the only other warning I have to give about the Black Side-zip Corset is that if you wear deodorant, you are going to want to make sure it isn't one of those that leaves white marks on whatever it touches. That is really something that shows up well on the black fabric.

I have to take off half a star for the shoestring laces. Otherwise, this is a great corset. It is comfortable, stylish, and extremely affordable with its Summer Clearance price tag. I have checked, and there is only one left in stock. There is no confirmation that these are coming back. If you are a size 38, grab this today...right now...before it is too late.

Rounding up, this corset gets five stars from me.
Follow-up commentary
Alas, this is now out of stock completely. Hopefully, something similar will come along in the future. It isn't often that you find a corset that you can wear anywhere, anytime. I'll be hanging on to this one.
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Anyone
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
  • Features
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    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Top half of body
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Comments
  • Ms. N
    Ms. N  
    Geogeo - I am not sure if the makers have discontinued it, or if Eden just needs more room in the warehouse. It is a shame, as this is one of the simpler, classier pieces that has been offered on EF.

    You are welcome, Nora!

    Thanks, Mamastoys! I hope they do offer something of the sort in the future too. Corsets are too lovely to only be worn for "events."

  • Izzaba
    Izzaba  
    I like this to back it maybe discontinued my daughter would love it
  • Izzaba
    Izzaba  
    I like this to back it maybe discontinued my daughter would love it
  • Ms. N
    Ms. N  
    It is a shame that it was discontinued, but hopefully, something similar will be added in the future.
  • TransMarc
    TransMarc  
    It's really a shame that it's been discontinued. Great review, though.
  • Ms. N
    Ms. N  
    Thanks, TransMarc.
  • Sera26
    Sera26  
    wishlisting, just in case.
  • SUBMISSIVE
    SUBMISSIVE  
    thank you
  • Ms. N
    Ms. N  
    Sera - Dare to dream

    Submissive - You are welcome.
  • PassionCpl
    PassionCpl  
    Great review, I hate that I missed these when they were being carried
  • Ms. N
    Ms. N  
    Thanks. I am sorry you missed out on this one too. It is one of my favorites.
  • Bethy Cassatt
    Bethy Cassatt  
    Thanks for the review!
  • Ms. N
    Ms. N  
    You are welcome, Bethy!
  • Shadow0990
    Shadow0990  
    Thanks for the review!
  • Ms. N
    Ms. N  
    You are welcome, Shadow0990!
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