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Style Advisory: This style is suitable for:
  • Clients desiring a lovely overbust corset in historical styling.
  • 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.

This S-Curve Edwardian also comes in an underbust version. Additionally, the underbust Edwardian comes in a shorter and a longer version.

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.


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 garment.

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 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.


The dramatic diagonal seaming pattern in the side-front of this style permits for imaginative and note-worthy design. Our clients may choose different patterned or colored fabrics 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.


When measuring for corsetry, kindly consult our website measurement page and view a graphic and images of precisely how and where specific measurements should be taken.


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 trims.

"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 somewhere special to wear it for the first time! Hugs" Lola (5/8/12)

Overbust "The S Curve" Edwardian Corset
Quantity in Basket: none
Code: Overbust "The S Curve" Edwardian Corset
Price: $500.00

Shipping Weight: 15.00 pounds
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