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Sweet Corset with One Major Flaw

Sexy, classic look, but the lack of lining makes it unsuitable for prolonged wear. If you're planning on someone getting you out of this soon after you put it on, it might be for you, but I wouldn't want it on all night.
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Pros:
easy to get on and off
Cons:
no lining
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review
This is a very basic black corset with a sweetheart neckline. In person I think the "V" of the neckline is a little gentler than the product photo, but the sheen of the fabric is pretty accurate. The fabric is polyester. It looks pretty good, but it feels a little cheap.

The corset has plastic bones, which have some advantages over steel (namely they're washable - this corset says hand wash in cold water), but from my experience they get little kinks where the corset bends over hips or at the waist. I let the laces out and measured an unlaced inside measurement of about 29" at the waist.

The "privacy panel" behind the back lacing makes the laces comfortable, as they don't rest against your skin, and the side zip makes getting in and out of the corset very easy. The laces look like round shoelaces. Not fancy, but they hold pretty well and probably won't break.

Overall it's fine but for one major flaw; it's unlined, and the inside is not comfortable. The boning creates uncomfortable ridges, and if you've ever felt iron-on interfacing, the texture of the inside of the corset is something like that; it's like a rough nylon mesh. If you're going to be in and out of it in a matter of minutes you might not notice, but I wouldn't want to wear this for too long.

The sizing was Okay. I got a 32, which I think would be great for someone a few inches taller than me and with at least a B cup. It was a little big all over when I first tried it on, but pulling the laces tighter gave me a perfect fit on my waist and hips. But even after unzipping it, carefully pulling the laces at the top as tight as they would go, and zipping it up again, my A-cups just couldn't fill it out. It was also a little long for my torso (I'm 5'3") and rubbed under my arms because of this, especially when sitting down. I could try to wiggle it lower, but it would tend to line up with my natural waist as soon as it was zipped.

That said, even though it didn't fit perfectly, it still looked pretty sexy.

Their size chart lines up 32-34 with the following measurements:

cup: A - B me: A (corset was too big)
bust: 32 - 34 me: 33 (corset was too big)
waist: 24 - 26 me: 27 (fit perfectly with a little tightening)
hips: 30 - 32 me: 35 (fit perfectly with a little tightening)
weight: 90 - 120 me: 125 (fit perfectly with a little tightening)

So, if you've got a trim waist and a B-cup or larger, it looks like you might want to size down when buying this corset.

The major flaw for me is the lack of lining. If they weren't going to line it, they could've at least used a smoother fabric on the inside. I wish I could take off one and a half stars just for that, but I don't think it's worth a full two. It is sexy, and the materials aren't great but they're similar to other corsets in this price range. I think on someone with a slightly different body it would've worked even better.
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  • Terri Strickland
    Terri Strickland  
    Thanks for the review!
  • lilly555
    lilly555  
    Good review, too bad its poorly made. I've been hearing a lot of bad things about this corset which is too bad I thought it was cute
  • Valentinka
    Valentinka  
    Thanks for this review! I've been lusting over this corset for a while, but was worried about the sizing. I wear 32A bras, so now I know it's gonna be too big...
  • ThoughtsAblaze
    ThoughtsAblaze  
    Bummer to find it has no lining to make it more comfortable!
  • tigerkate
    tigerkate  
    Thanks for sharing!
    This sounds too uncomfortable for me to want... Especially since I usually hate the feel of polyester (though there are a few pieces I'm okay with).
    Sorry this didn't feel great for you... I'll pass!
  • toxie m
    toxie m  
    This is possibly the sexiest corset on the site, in my opinion, and so it makes me sad that us smaller-chested ladies can't swing it. A lovley review, Lavande, even if it did bear bad news for the A-cup crowd
  • Love Perpetua
    Love Perpetua  
    Good review! It is really sexy, but I wish it were lined.
  • SomewhatSomewhere
    SomewhatSomewhere  
    Sounds like their sizing is a bit off...I really wanted this one, too.
  • aliceinthehole
    aliceinthehole  
    this was too big for my Acup boobs too. you'd have to wear a strapless pushup bra to fill it out. also, the shoelaces bothered me. they were pretty tacky. thanks for the great review!
  • Review It
    Review It  
    Thanks for sharing this review with us!
  • mistre$$
    mistre$$  
    Too bad about the lining. Hmm..you say size down, another review said size up. Not sure if I should bother with this corset. Thanks for the review.
  • Remigirl
    Remigirl  
    Thanks for the review! I've been trying to find a corset that actually fits. I thought this might be the one but by the looks it will be too big
  • Lavande
    Lavande  
    Thanks for all the comments guys! In response to those who commented on the sizing, I suggested size down because my measurements (except for the bust) were bigger than the guide's sizes but this corset fit great at the waist and hips. I saw the forum thread suggesting going up size, if you're be bigger in the waist or hips that might be the case for you, since of course a corset won't stretch. Either way it's a shame it doesn't line up well with the size guide!
  • Mihoshi4301
    Mihoshi4301  
    Thanks for the review.
  • alayamae
    alayamae  
    Thanks for the review!
  • duff
    duff  
  • Bethy Cassatt
    Bethy Cassatt  
    Thanks for the review
  • Terri69
    Terri69  
    Thanks for the great review!
  • MK434
    MK434  
    Thanks for the review!
  • glasskitten
    glasskitten  
    It's a shame that the sizing on this is off... Thanks for the review, as a fellow member of the A-team, you saved me some heartbreak.
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