Clients desiring a lovely overbust corset in historical
Clients desiring to use imaginative fabric placement
and design in this pattern with diagonal seaming.
Hip smoothing in a longer-line corset style.
Re-enactors of the Edwardian period.
It is not suitable
for waist training because a shorter underbust corset is
recommended for that purpose.
Jill Hoverman created this attractive, period-perfect overbust
corset also known as the Gibson Girl corset, for clients
interested in period-perfect patterning in the
Edwardian style. Note however, that it is suitable for
both male and female figures (view an image below of the
style on a male). It is pictured to the right in
gorgeous, hand-applied, scalloped net floral black lace
over rose-beige cotton-backed satin.
The interesting S-curve of this corset style is created by side pattern pieces cut on the
bias as well as by curved boning that does not follow
the visible seams as it does in the more common Edwardian
corset. Boning in this corset curves around the torso
from back to front.
AN HISTORICAL NOTE:
Clients should keep in mind that the corset will typically
render a silhouette with a flat front, rounded hips,
and tiny waist. Historically, the Edwardian S-Curve
silhouette requires a bustle to be worn under your outer
To achieve the exaggerated S-Curve shape, a slim
figure lady might need to wear pads on the derriere,
a padded bra, and a ruffled or gathered chemise pictured left.
Without these additions to the wardrobe, the full S-Curve may not be obvious. Also,
as you lace this style corset closer in back, or closed,
the S-curve becomes more obvious.
The amount of figure curvature also depends on:
The amount of waist reduction you desire
(or are able to achieve) when laced tightly, and
Your hip spring. This is the difference between
your waist and hip measurements. The greater that
difference, the more dramatic a curvature will be
achieved when wearing this interesting corset style.
THE STANDARD CORSET:
The corset is typically constructed in four layers of
fabric and lining and is double-boned. However, it
is also pictured below in the pale blue linen corset using
single boning as the client requested. Note that
that corset also has lovely "flossing", traditional
Victorian embroidery embellishments. The corset is lovely when made in linen, cotton, or our
plain cotton-backed satin.
The corset is priced to include the pleated top binding with
attached bow trim, but you may have it made without this
embellishment. For a modest upcharge you may add a
top row of either flat, or gathered eyelet lace,
as shown on the blue linen corset.
SPECIAL DESIGN FEATURES OF THIS STYLE:
The dramatic diagonal seaming pattern in the side-front
style permits for imaginative and note-worthy design.
Our clients may choose different patterned or colored
to the right of that diagonal, and to the left.
To feature this lovely diagonal feature, our client
pictured below right chose lovely grey-blue
Chinese silk in front with black satin sides.
Clients should consider
taking advantage of this artistic feature when selecting
their fabrics and colors. Note that a dark color fabric placed on the sides of the corset
emphasizes the body's curves.
UNDERSTANDING HOW TO MEASURE:
When measuring for corsetry, kindly consult our
measurement page and view a graphic and images of
precisely how and where specific measurements should be
UNDERSTANDING THE CHOICES AVAILABLE BELOW
IN THIS STYLE ORDER FORM:
You will be offered various choices in the
design of this corset style by Jill. Before placing your order
you may wish to see pictures of those choices
and read descriptions. Please consult the
Design Navigation Button, and under it the
ten design categories or options including but not
limited to fabrics and braid
"I received my new corset (pictured above) and it is
gorgeous! Thank you and Jill so much. I love
the whole concept and its execution. I will have to go
special to wear it for the first time! Hugs"
Overbust "The S Curve" Edwardian Corset
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Code: Overbust "The S Curve" Edwardian Corset