Lingerie Assessment: Mimi Holliday Sugared Almond Bra & Higher Waist Corset Knicker

Disclosure: I received this set as a present from Mimi Holliday for review purposes. All opinions are my personal.

Mimi Holliday Sugared Almond Non Padded Shoulder Bra and High Waisted Corset Knicker

Mimi Holliday Sugared Almond Non Padded Shoulder Bra and Higher Waisted Corset Knicker

Mimi Holliday’s Autumn/Winter 2016 Collections are complete of designs named following sweet treats that are neither sickly nor saccharine. Cinnamon Sugar, Wild Strawberry, Marmalade – these easy, delicate flavors bring to thoughts sunlit autumn mornings in bed, with warm milky tea and cozy cotton sheets and fresh fall air. These sets fit appropriate into that vision. They’re fairly adequate to satisfy your sweet tooth, but delightfully easy and oh-so-wearable.

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Using the softest blush stretch lace, the Sugared Almond group fits in perfectly. I didn’t request a certain set when Mimi Holliday reached out, but aesthetically-speaking, I couldn’t have made a far better choice myself. The pink lace is ultra-soft, edged with tiny blossoming garlands, covered in swiss dots, and layered over creamy, vanilla-tinted mesh. It’s so fairly but also extremely soft and comfortable. I received the Non Padded Shoulder Bra, available in UK sizes 32-38 B-F, and the High Waisted Corset Knicker, obtainable in sizes XS by way of XL.

Mimi Holliday Sugared Almond set. Photo by Hannah Rimm

Mimi Holliday Sugared Almond set. Photo by Hannah Rimm

The bra is superb and almost acts like a “faux bralette.” In a 32F, my usual size, I can barely feel it about my torso when I put on it. The band does run a tiny bit big. Combined with the single-hook back and the soft, stretchy lace, you get a bra that does not do a lot of heavy lifting, but rather provides just enough help. For individuals who love the thought of a soft, comfortable bralette but have trouble fitting them (hi! me!) or just want a bit much more lift, this could be a nice alternative. Plus, the high cups are beautiful to show off beneath a decrease prime, just like a style bralette. It’s actually the ideal comfy bra. It could even be a nice underwire sleep bra, if that’s your style.

The stretch lace provides a retro teardrop shape, and the position of the dart indicates you’ll often have a tiny point at the apex of your breast. If you’re searching for a perfectly round, ultra-lifted shape, this isn’t the bra for you. I put on the biggest cup size offered for this style, but from my knowledge fitting similar Mimi Holliday soft-cup bras, the shape will keep basically the same on smaller-breasted figures. The overall silhouette is quite “1970s wildflower meadow maiden” and I am so down with it.

Comparing the photo of the model with my images, it looks like the plunge might be cut slightly different in larger sizes due to the lace’s width. In the 32F, the lace meets the center gore practically horizontally, giving the “V” shape a wide, flat “point.” That angle looks less dramatic on the model, but it’s hard to say without having comparing the two in person. Having stated that, if your breasts are especially close with each other, the further-wide “V” shape of the plunge might cut in. However, I can see this style operating effectively on each shallow and full breasts.

Mimi Holliday Sugared Almond set. Photo by Hannah Rimm

I have a really brief torso, so predictably, the knickers come up a lot higher on me than on the model. High-waisted panties in common give me mixed feelings I really like the vintage vibes, but I don’t like how they look on my narrow hips. Fortunately, this pair in certain is really high on the leg, which is a nice contrast and tends to make them look more like a style selection than a modesty choice. I normally wear amongst a Medium and Huge in panties, and this Huge feels true to size. I could size down, but the softness lends itself well to a slightly fuller fit, and I’m not confident I’d want that gusset to be any smaller! It is preeeetty narrow.

Both the bra and the knicker are mainly seamless and sit smooth against your skin, aside from the fairly grosgrain elastic corset lacing on the back of the knicker, which I’m obsessed with. If you don’t thoughts the lack of nipple coverage, it makes a fantastic t-shirt bra, with no edges showing from beneath your top. A bra that is complete of pretty lace but soft enough to really feel like a bralette? Like the name implies, this Sugared Almond set is delicately sweet but casual enough to put on on a day-to-day basis. I love it.

What do you feel of this Mimi Holliday set? Do you put on bras with this teardrop shape?

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21 Victorian and Edwardian Corset Pinups

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Marianne had it appropriate when she said back in 2014, that’ve for as long as there’ve been cameras, there’ve been folks making boudoir art.

I enjoy looking at vintage erotic photographs, not just simply because of my personal fascination with seeing men and women from the previous, but also due to the fact it totally obliterates the notion that pornography or erotica or pinup is a modern invention. I feel it is easy to forget that individuals in previous eras have been sexual beings just as a lot we right now, and whilst the Victorian Era is frequently observed as “prudish,” historians now know that Victorian tips on sex and sexuality had been not all that dissimilar to our own, especially in regards to mutual pleasure and satisfaction. We also know the Victorian Era had a thriving porn market place in reality, our contemporary conceptualization of pornography stems from the Victorians.

While these photographs had been probably intended to titillate when initial made (and I’m positive there are at least a few people out there who uncover them provocative even now), what I like most is how they show late 19th and early 20th century underpinnings on the body. Whilst I would in no way assume these photos represent “typical” every day Victorian underwear, they do offer you a diverse and valuable point of view on the undergarment aesthetics of the era. It is fascinating to me that you can see the beginning of modern day day lingerie traditions (such as lace trim on your underwear or a bow at the center of your bosom) on garments that no one particular wears anymore. The silhouettes might be diverse, but the language of lingerie is the very same.

Do you have a favorite underfashion era? What do you really like most about it?

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Sale Lingerie of the Week: Sparklewren Black Amethyst Corset

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At 1st glance, it may seem a bit strange to have a £500 corset as this week’s Sale Lingerie of the Week. Yes, it’s been reduced from £1200 (just more than $ 1700 USD) to less than half that (just more than $ 700 USD), but that is nevertheless an undeniably lavish sum for most men and women. However Sparklewren is undeniably worth it. If you’ve dreamed of owning a Sparklewren creation, and if her couture designs are not quite inside reach, then this is a way of partaking in the beauty of an exquisite brand for a fraction of the usual cost.

I don’t feel it’s overstatement to describe Sparklewren’s corsets as literal functions of art. You could location this piece on an hourglass mannequin in your residence, and exhibit it as you would a painting or sculpture or similar. Although I adore this image and think it belongs in the TLA archives, I know there are numerous particulars I just can’t see since of the limitations of a 2-dimensional photograph. Imagine being capable to begin your day with a meditation on lace and symmetry. But I digress.

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Sparklewren’s Black Amethyst Corset is 23″, which means it ideal fits those with organic waists among 25″ and 27″. It’s made of black silk duchess and lined in amethyst purple duchess (that interior shot tends to make me really feel all fluttery in my chest), and is adorned with hand-painted purple lace blossoms over couture black lace “shadows.” Excellent hip and waist measure for this sample piece is 31″ for both (Jenni Hampshire recommends this corset for dramatic hourglass figures).

If you are slightly larger (say about a US eight,), Sparklewren also has a 25″ sample offered in the sale named ‘Foxglove.’ This piece is also created of silk duchess and handpainted floral lace, and is very best suited for organic waist measurements among 27″ and 29″ respectively. The sale cost is £220.00 (about $ 312.22 USD), down from an original cost of £800.00 (approximately $ 1,135 USD).

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As for the fine print, no refunds are accessible for either piece. These interested should make contact with Sparklewren directly with further concerns, like any relevant match concerns. If you like these items, but are outside of the sizes shown, custom commissions are also available…although they do come with a 6 month wait at this time.

I’ve been following Sparklewren’s perform given that the quite beginning, and it is a total delight and pleasure to watch this brand grow and develop and push the boundaries of what contemporary era corsetry can be. Interestingly enough, I commissioned a custom Sparklewren underbust of my own last year, and I plan to share it here on TLA in 2016. It’s practically too pretty to touch.

Had you heard of Sparklewren ahead of nowadays? What do you consider of their interpretation of corsetry?

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Vollers ‘Silhouette’ Corset. I love corsets. I love the sharp…

Vollers ‘Silhouette’ Corset. I enjoy corsets. I enjoy the sharp nip of an hourglass figure and the feeling of getting cinched. It is a distinct sensation. The issue I have with most corsets is that they are too short in the body and also give ‘front pooch’ (you know what I mean, the little corset pot belly). In researching lengthy corsets, Vollers was a brand that came up as one particular that does longer-line corsets. ‘Silhouette’s effectively, silhouette, was instantaneously appealing to me as it was an overbust and had a wonderful suspender shape that was not merely 6 attached garters, but part of the design. I literally teared up when I opened this style, in the best shade of infant pink, it was so stunning. Nevertheless, whilst I had no issues with the piece good quality smart (for the expense and volume of corsets Vollers produces, I discover it to be very great), the corset produced me realise some thing awful- why I stopped wearing corsets. Ladies and gentlemen, there is anything incorrect with my body. A handful of years ago, when I stopped wearing them, I incorrectly assumed it was the pattern of corset I was buying. But no. Any corset I place on, the front busk sits crooked. And I mean drastically crooked- two inches to the left off centre at the prime and about the same to the bottom off right. I’ve asked about and honestly can not operate out what it is about my physique that’s causing this. The fit is wonderful on the bust, the waist and it creates a long, smooth, cinched shape, perfect for beneath pencil skirts or tight dresses. But whilst fitting these places, the hips are too massive. I can close at the back and it is nonetheless loose on the hips. Clearly this is created for a person with bigger hips than me and I should’ve ordered a size down. If it weren’t for my modest hips and clearly somehow deformed body, this corset would be ideal. Filed beneath: ‘absolutely stunning things that I wish I had the right body for and will most likely commit years looking longingly at’.

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What Katie Did leather ‘Sophia’ corset and ‘Maitresse’ panties….

What Katie Did leather ‘Sophia’ corset and ‘Maitresse’ panties. Secret- I actually own a lot more corsets than I’ve featured here on TDK. They were sort of a gateway drug for me in my late teens as I shifted my taste from mid-range to luxury lingerie. And yes, I used to be a bit of a goth, before my tastes turned a more vintage pin-up, but corsets feature largely in both those subcultures. Being moi, of course I had to go all out. If I was going to wear a corset, I wanted it heavy, steel-boned and seriously reductive. I didn’t dabble in ‘off-the-rack’s or plastic boning. WKD’s ‘Sophia’ is one of the best I’ve purchased, largely due to the soft leather and the way it moulds to the body. It feels like a tight, constricting hug from a very strong person (a sexy feeling, I’ll admit). It is comfortable, gives me incredible posture and awareness of my body and the silhouette sits somewhere between serious and not-too-scary. It makes a statement, but it doesn’t freak people out like a few of my others or some I’ve worn for couture designers before (the smallest anyone has cinched me was Alex Perry- who got my 26″ waist down to 20″- quite a sight when at the same time you’re wearing heels that make you 6′4!). This piece really is quite weighty, due to the combination of the steel boning and leather. Six durable metal garter straps ensure fully-fashioned silk stockings don’t move. Due to the sheer strength of it I can also cinch quite a lot in ‘Sophia’- it is a size “22 and I can get it closed if i try. I need to wear this more. I pair it with a variety of black briefs but here I have done so with the WKD briefs that match my ‘Maitresse’ bra, also by the label. I’ve also worn it as outerwear many times. If you’re going to buy a leather corset, make it this one. 

What Katie Did leather ‘Sophia’ corset and ‘Maitresse’ panties. Secret- I really own a lot far more corsets than I’ve featured here on TDK. They have been sort of a gateway drug for me in my late teens as I shifted my taste from mid-variety to luxury lingerie. And yes, I used to be a bit of a goth, ahead of my tastes turned a far more vintage pin-up, but corsets feature largely in each those subcultures. Becoming moi, of course I had to go all out. If I was going to wear a corset, I wanted it heavy, steel-boned and seriously reductive. I didn’t dabble in ‘off-the-rack’s or plastic boning. WKD’s ‘Sophia’ is a single of the best I’ve bought, largely due to the soft leather and the way it moulds to the physique. It feels like a tight, constricting hug from a very sturdy individual (a sexy feeling, I’ll admit). It is comfy, gives me outstanding posture and awareness of my physique and the silhouette sits someplace between significant and not-as well-scary. It tends to make a statement, but it does not freak folks out like a couple of of my other people or some I’ve worn for couture designers before (the smallest any individual has cinched me was Alex Perry- who got my 26″ waist down to 20″- fairly a sight when at the exact same time you are wearing heels that make you 6′4!). This piece genuinely is fairly weighty, due to the combination of the steel boning and leather. Six durable metal garter straps ensure completely-fashioned silk stockings do not move. Due to the sheer strength of it I can also cinch fairly a lot in ‘Sophia’- it is a size “22 and I can get it closed if i try. I need to have to put on this more. I pair it with a range of black briefs but right here I have accomplished so with the WKD briefs that match my ‘Maitresse’ bra, also by the label. I’ve also worn it as outerwear a lot of times. If you are going to acquire a leather corset, make it this one. 

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3 Places NOT to Acquire a Corset

As we embrace the fresh start presented by the new year, there’s a strong likelihood that a handful of of you out there are contemplating some new lingerie purchases, and that just may possibly consist of a new corset. Maybe you are planning to take up waist coaching, or you just want to invest in updating your lingerie wardrobe. You might even be obtaining a jump on your Valentine’s Day organizing. What ever the explanation, The Lingerie Addict has your back with some corset shopping tips. These days, I’m going to delve into a couple of areas I would not recommend acquiring a corset from. Save your income, and save oneself from the discomfort that comes from getting low cost corsets.

Dark Garden &quotBaroque&quot bespoke corset, an example of a pre-Victorian corset silhouette. Note the tabbed bottom, which does not shape the hips. | Model: Anneka | Photo © Betsy Kershner

Dark Garden “Baroque” bespoke corset, an example of a pre-Victorian corset silhouette. Note the tabbed bottom, which does not shape the hips. | Model: Anneka | Photo © Betsy Kershner

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At very first believed, Ren Faire might seem like a quite logical spot to purchase a corset. Nonetheless, over a hundred years separates the Renaissance from the reign of Queen Victorian, when waist-shaping corsets have been in their heyday. The style of bodice worn throughout the Renaissance was a quite diverse garment – it is unlikely you would discover a trustworthy corsetiere at Ren Faire simply because it would be so disingenuous to the period. Possibilities are, any corsets you would uncover at Ren Faire are inexpensive and costumey. Even if you do not give a damn about historical accuracy, kinked plastic bones and low-cost polyester don’t really feel sexy.

This corset, available from London's FairyGothMother, is a popular target for eBay knockoffs. At eBay prices, what you receive won't look, feel, or fit anywhere near as nice.

This corset, offered from London’s FairyGothMother, is a popular target for eBay knockoffs. At eBay prices, what you receive won’t appear, feel, or match anywhere close to as nice.

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eBay is notorious for low-cost Chinese knock-off corsets. Reputable brands will have their photos stolen and utilized to represent a listing for a poorly created copy. Here’s a excellent case study comparing a “real” corset to the “fake” knock-off. So, yeah, be wary of bargains when corset shopping – there are good reasons why corsets are costly. Mystic City is the only brand on eBay with a reasonable reputation, unless you are acquiring lucky getting someone’s pre-loved corset from a genuine maker.

There are far more reputable brands available at the same price point as Corset Story. | Timeless Trends Burgundy Hourglass corset | Model: Victoria Dagger | Photo © Alyxander Ryan

There are far a lot more respected brands obtainable at the exact same value point as Corset Story. | Timeless Trends Burgundy Hourglass corset | Model: Victoria Dagger | Photo © Alyxander Ryan

Corset Story
No brand has a worse reputation than Corset Story. Confident, I’ve seen low cost, shapeless corsets that will not last previous a couple wearings… but uncommon is the brand so bad it has a reputation for getting downright hazardous. If you are new to corsets, it may possibly surprise you that a mild shaped corset is usually a lot more uncomfortable – they put more stress on your rib cage and hip bones than on your compressible waist. But much more importantly, there have been reports that the bones in Corset Story corsets are, essentially, scrap metal. Other brands with the same or comparable stock (typically from the same factory) incorporate Corsets UK, Corset Deal, Corsets 365, CorsetsWholesale, and so forth. You can read more about that on Tumblr.

Sparklewren: a brand from which I would highly recommend buying a corset! | Model: Victoria Dagger | Photo © Alyxander Ryan

Sparklewren: a brand from which I would very suggest purchasing a corset! | Model: Victoria Dagger | Photo © Alyxander Ryan

So where need to you purchase a corset? If you’re on a spending budget, you can scope out my list of the Top three Starter Corsets Beneath $ one hundred, and Karolina’s subsequent evaluation of the very same brands: Orchard Corset, Mystic City, and ReStyle. In a comparable vein, the new Hourglass line from Timeless Trends has been extensively well-received. (You can study my assessment of the latter right here on TLA.) But for more exhaustive purchasing guidelines and a pretty complete brand guide, why not scope out our list of 50+ Places to Get Your Subsequent Corset?

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Corset Story Overbust Corset with Hip Panels. Back when I was a…

Corset Story Overbust Corset with Hip Panels. Back when I was a baby goth (and pre-motherhood, when I didn’t have to do stuff like bend over and pick things up off the floor 500 times a day), I used to buy a LOT of corsets. I also had basically an unrestricted income flow and dropping $ 4-600 on a new steel-boned every few weeks was no big (by the way, I think I’m going to sell some of these in near future, but more on that later). It has been a few years since I acquired a new corset and this time decided to dabble in the realm of ready made/off the rack via Corset Story. Expensive corsets like I previously mentioned, are so because they are made to the customer’s body, ensuring perfect fit as well as quality materials, so I was curious about how this piece would compare. I ordered a 22″- the recommended 4″ below my natural waist of 26″ and this waist and hip fit was perfect. I’ve also never bought a corset with hip panels before (which provide that super nipped-in waist/jutting out hip shape), but this has made me love that shape now and I will be getting more like this in future. For the price ($ 139) the quality of construction on this is great- definitely good value. There is no compromise in the materials from my other, more costly, corsets. The fabric, boning, lacing, garters are all on par. The shape of the bust is beautiful too and was an accurate size for my cup, coincidentally. The only problem I have is that being tall(5′10/178cm) and having a very long torso (even for this height), the pattern is a little too short for me in the body for me- in the distance between my waist and bust- by about 3 inches and I have some nip-slips. If you are of a more average height however, and can’t afford couture corsets, this would be a fantastic option- the shape it gives is phenomenal, it’s comfortable and overall, looks great IMO.Corset Story Overbust with Hip Panels here

Corset Story Overbust Corset with Hip Panels. Back when I was a baby goth (and pre-motherhood, when I didn’t have to do stuff like bend over and pick things up off the floor 500 occasions a day), I utilized to buy a LOT of corsets. I also had essentially an unrestricted revenue flow and dropping $ four-600 on a new steel-boned each and every few weeks was no massive (by the way, I believe I’m going to sell some of these in close to future, but much more on that later). It has been a couple of years considering that I acquired a new corset and this time decided to dabble in the realm of prepared made/off the rack by means of Corset Story. Pricey corsets like I previously talked about, are so since they are made to the customer’s physique, making sure best fit as nicely as high quality supplies, so I was curious about how this piece would compare. I ordered a 22″- the advised 4″ under my organic waist of 26″ and this waist and hip fit was ideal. I’ve also never ever bought a corset with hip panels prior to (which provide that super nipped-in waist/jutting out hip shape), but this has made me love that shape now and I will be acquiring a lot more like this in future. For the cost ($ 139) the high quality of construction on this is great- absolutely excellent worth. There is no compromise in the materials from my other, a lot more expensive, corsets. The fabric, boning, lacing, garters are all on par. The shape of the bust is lovely as well and was an correct size for my cup, coincidentally. The only issue I have is that being tall(5′10/178cm) and getting a very lengthy torso (even for this height), the pattern is a little too brief for me in the physique for me- in the distance among my waist and bust- by about 3 inches and I have some nip-slips. If you are of a far more typical height even so, and can’t afford couture corsets, this would be a fantastic choice- the shape it gives is phenomenal, it is comfortable and general, looks great IMO.

Corset Story Overbust with Hip Panels right here

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Assessment: Rebel Madness Cyan Underbust Corset

Author: Estelle

Disclaimer: This corset was purchased with my own money and Rebel Madness did not request a assessment. This blog post contains affiliate links.

You may possibly recognise this corset from this blog post I wrote just over a year ago. I haven’t been in a position to get it out of my thoughts given that, so a couple of months ago I ultimately took the plunge and bought it.

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Before I get onto reviewing the corset, here’s the poor stuff:

I purchased this corset on August 7th through Etsy and it stated ‘ready to ship in 1-2 weeks’. three weeks later I enquired about it and didn’t get a reply, but it was marked as dispatched later that day (August 27th). An additional three weeks passed and I hadn’t received it so I asked if there was a tracking number and received this reply from Rebel Madness:

“Unfortunately there is a delay in delivery procedure. The shipping business informed me that the parcel is on its way but it may possibly take a few added days until it will be finally delivered. Sorry for this inconvenience but it is out of my control.”

Fair adequate. I wasn’t in any rush to get it and I know these factors can take place. But when I ultimately received it, I checked the date on the parcel and the tracking number – it was posted the day following the above message (September 17th)! I’m an understanding customer, but I do not appreciate getting lied to.

Okay, now that is out the way, here’s the good stuff… :)

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Look

Clearly what drew me to the Cyan underbust corset was the embroidery! It is such a vibrant, bold colour and stands out so well against the black.

The exact placement of the embroidery is different on my corset to the one in the picture, and it’s not symmetrical on either – this is not a luxury corset in any way, but I do not really think the lack of symmetry detracts from the general look all that considerably.

Verdict: 7 / ten

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Construction

Rebel Madness’ Cyan corset has five panels either side, with a total of 14 steel bones – 12 spirals (for comfort) and two flat ones by the lacing at the back (for added strength). There’s a waist tape as well.

The busk at the front is extremely wide – about an inch either side – and slightly flexible for a comfy fit. The busk ends about an inch away from the best and bottom of the corset although and this implies the ends pull apart when worn – luckily the modesty placket is wide adequate to just about fill these gaps.

In order to maintain fees down, the embroidery isn’t appliquéd down. Alternatively, the mesh it’s on covers the front two panels and the outer edge is held in location by the straight line of stitches at the boning channel, so the extremely edges are not secured down. The lacing at the back is a shoelace style cord which does have a touch of stretch but does the job just fine.

One issue I really like about this corset is the modesty panel, which turned out to be a floating 1. It’s the first of this style I’ve tried and it’s so a lot simpler to put on than a single attached at the side, and also makes it possible for for it to be removed entirely if you choose.

Verdict: 7 / ten

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Match

I ordered this in XS / 20″ which is 6″ below my organic waistline and I can lace it down to about 21″. The corset fits me perfectly at the ribcage, but as you can see in these pictures it is maybe an inch too massive at the hips. But most people do have a larger waist-to-hip ratio than me!

The length also is just proper – I’m only 5’3 and generally uncover corsets are designed for a person with a longer torso, but not so here.

All round, taking into consideration this was an off-the-rack corset, the match is surprisingly excellent on me and (perhaps as a outcome) it is really comfy too!

Verdict: 9 / ten

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Durability

The Cyan corset can be hand-washed which is ideal if, like me, you never ever bother to get something dry-cleaned. The only concern I’ve noticed is that when lacing up, exactly where the shoelace rubs against the black cotton it leaves white marks – so you finish up washing or at least sponge-cleaning it often!

Verdict: 7 / ten

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Worth for Income

Okay, the embroidery wasn’t the only thing drawing me to this corset – it is also incredibly affordable! It fees 300 Polish Zlotys, or about £52. Postage to the UK wasn’t also negative either at beneath £9.

In spite of the price, this corset is constructed to truly cinch the waist in. It’s also one particular of the only corsets I’ve seen in this value range with beautiful lace or embroidery detailing.

Verdict: 10 / ten

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Would I suggest it?

I am genuinely reluctant to advocate a brand with such poor buyer service.

Even so, the corset itself is wonderful worth for money, and there aren’t a ton of excellent-high quality, low-spending budget corset brands about. So what I would recommend is this: do not acquire a Rebel Madness corset if you have a tight deadline, and if you choose to shop there use Paypal so it is quick and straightforward to get your funds back if you have any significant concerns with delivery.

Given that I bought the Cyan underbust, they’ve released it in purple too with a prettier embroidery (for slightly far more money) which I would most likely have selected over the black, but oh well. This and this are also new styles that I very like.

I’d adore to know what you consider of the Rebel Madness Cyan corset and the brand’s other corset styles! Also, would you purchase from a brand once more after customer service like this?

Estelle


Esty Lingerie Weblog

Overview: Vollers Toxic Corset

Author: Estelle

Disclaimer: Vollers sent me this corset free of charge for the purposes of this evaluation. All opinions are, as always, 100% sincere.

Vollers is 1 of the longest-standing corsetières in England, founded in 1899 and nonetheless run by the Voller household today. If you are interested in understanding much more about the history of the brand, verify out this fantastic video interview Lucy of Lucy’s Corsetry did with Ian and Corina Voller not too long ago.

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Vollers corset review

Vollers in fact holds a particular spot in my heart, simply because they were the initial brand of corset I ever bought way back when I was sixteen. (Here’s a photo!). That corset was so comfy I wore it daily under my clothes to sixth-form and even slept in it throughout a short-lived teenage foray into waist training.

Despite the fact that I’ve not shopped with Vollers because, they’ve remained in the back of my mind as a retailer of top quality, British-produced corsetry, so I was delighted when they got in touch and offered me my selection of corset to overview. How would I ever choose just a single?!

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Look

Eventually I settled on the Toxic overbust corset in black satin since I thought the shoulder straps have been actually unusual – you don’t usually see corsets with straps constructed in.

Straps aside, it is very a simple, classic corset which I like since I can style it in tons of different methods. It also comes with 4 detachable suspender straps so you can wear it with stockings.

Verdict: 7 / 10

Vollers Toxic overbust corset review

Construction

Vollers corsets are all made at their Portsmouth-based factory. The Toxic is actually 1 of their longer designs so we decided it would need to be created-to-measure to fit 5’3 me. Amazingly, I received the corset inside days of sending more than my measurements – that’s an exceptional turnaround time for any produced-to-order corset, let alone a custom-sized one particular!

There’s absolutely nothing ‘rushed’ about this corset although – it is flawlessly created from a glossy polyester satin. Inside, there’s a thick cotton lining, a waist tape, and a quite wide modesty panel. The straps are created from a plain but soft elastic, with slide adjusters at the front so they’re easy to alter when you have got the corset on.

Verdict: 9 / 10

Review - Vollers Toxic black satin corset

Fit

Bear in thoughts that this corset was custom-made based on my height, bust, waist and hip measurements, so that’s clearly going to influence the match compared to purchasing ‘off the rack’.

Very first, the length – Vollers chopped 2″ off the usual length for me, but it is nevertheless fairly long. It made the longer-line corset far more of a typical-length one particular than the petite sizing I really need. So if you are ordering custom sizing and are concerned about the length, I would advocate becoming really distinct and sending Vollers not just your height but your torso length as well.

Widthways though, a lot far better! The bust and hips are spot-on which makes this incredibly comfortable to wear. Case in point: my fiancé asked me to paint our son’s doorframe right after I’d put this on in the morning and, becoming the lazy girl that I am, I just popped an old t-shirt on prime rather than altering. Even standing atop a ladder trying to attain the corners of the doorframe, I barely noticed I was wearing this!

The Toxic corset has a quite gentle, natural curve to it. Compared to my Restyle, Ava Corsetry and Rebel Madness testimonials, you can see that the shape is a lot less nipped-in at the waist. In fact, laced comfortably tight this only took 1″ off my organic waist measurement so these hoping for much more reduction might want to buy a waist size down from what Vollers recommends.

Verdict: 8 / 10

Vollers Toxic corset inside

Durability

Although I’ve not owned the corset lengthy, it is held up really nicely so far – for door-frame painting and all! The only issue I will say even though is that this satin snags very easily I learnt the challenging way to take my rings off and verify my perpetually-broken nails for sharp bits before putting it on!

However, Vollers is exceptional in that they supply a lifetime assure on all of their corsets (situations here). So if you are acquiring for the long-term and are worried about an eyelet or bone maybe popping out, you needn’t be.

Verdict: 9 / 10

The lovely people at Vollers also sent me a gorgeous coffee-table book of their designs. Pictured: the Toxic corset in leather

The lovely individuals at Vollers also sent me a gorgeous coffee-table book of their designs. Pictured: the Toxic corset in leather

Value for Cash

The Toxic corset charges £275 for standard sizing (available from 18-38″ closed waist sizes), with a 25% added to the price of the corset for created-to-measure (i.e. the Toxic fees £343.75 with custom sizing). Velvet fees the very same, but there’s also a surcharge if you want PVC or real leather.

It is an expensive corset, but when you take all factors into consideration – the neighborhood manufacturing, the building quality, the lifetime assure – I do feel it is a quite fair cost to pay.

Verdict: 9 / 10

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Would I recommend it?

Yes!

If you’re seeking for a corset to actually cinch your waist in, then this isn’t it. But there are plenty of other reasons you might want a corset, such as back help or slight smoothing and shaping, and if there’s a single issue the Vollers Toxic corset is it is comfy. Also, with the high bust line and the attached straps, this is an outstanding corset for any individual full-busted who’s worried about spilling out of normal strapless styles.

I guess, to summarise, I’d describe it as ‘the appear of a corset with the feel of a basque’.

What do you think of Vollers, and this shoulder-strapped Toxic corset design? Is it important to you to maintain supporting local brands with years of heritage like this one particular?

Estelle


Esty Lingerie Weblog