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****Style Advisory: This style is suitable for re-enactors of the Edwardian period. It is not suitable for waist training. (View four additional images below the ordering section on this page.)****

Jill Hoverman created this attractive, period-perfect corset also known as the Gibson Girl corset, for clients interested in period-perfect patterning in the Edwardian style. It is produced here in the standard fabric chosen during the period this corset came into popularity in the early 1900s, that is, cotton or cotton-blend pin-striped shirting fabric in blue and white, but it can be produced in other typical color combinations of white with beige, pink, or lavender.

The corset is typically constructed in four layers of fabric and lining, and is double-boned, but it is shown here in the pale blue corset in single boning as the client requested. The corset is lovely in traditional linen seen below, cotton, or our fine cotton-backed satin seen here: Fabrics.

The corset includes the pleated top binding with attached bow trim. For a modest upcharge you may add a top row of either flat, or gathered eyelet lace, as shown.

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 silhouette requires a bustle to be worn under your outer garment. To achieve the exaggerated S-Bend shape, a slim figure lady might need to wear pads on the derriere, a padded bra, and a ruffled or gathered chemise, otherwise the full S-curve may not be obvious.

The amount of figure curvature also depend on:
-- the amount of waist reduction you desire (or are able to achieve) when laced tightly, and
-- your 'hip spring,' which is the difference between your waist and hip measurement. The greater that difference, the more dramatic a curvature you will achieve when wearing this interesting corset style.

The Edwardian also comes in a shorter and a longer version.

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. If you wish us to review your torso photos and evaluate measurements for correctness, we will invoice an additional $15.

S-Curve Longline Edwardian - Overbust by Jill Hoverman
Quantity in Basket: none
Code: S-Curve Edwardian - Overbust by Jill
Price: $460.00

Shipping Weight: 12.00 pounds
Fabric - Outside, Type:
Outside Fabric - Type & Color:
Fabric - Lining, Colors, Cotton (fabric & labor):
Fabric - Binding, Type:
Fabric - Binding, Colors:
Top Ribbon Color:
Embellishment - Lace Trim, Where applied?:
Embellishment - Lace Trim, Colors:
Garter Ruching Fabric & Color:
Outer Bone Casings:
Horizontal - High Bust/Chest Under Arms:
Bra - Size:
Horizontal - Around Bosom (or Man's Chest):
Color Bone Casings:
Horizontal - Snug Natural Waist:
Horizontal - Desired Waist Reduction
(N.B. 4" is maximum for 18th Cen. style)
Horizontal - 3" Down from Waist (pelvis):
Horizontal - 5" Down From Waist:
Horizontal - Derriere (widest part hips):
Vertical - Center Front Waist to Corset Top:
Vertical - Center Front Waist to Corset Bottom:
Vertical - Center Back Waist to Corset Top:
Vertical - Center Back Waist to Corset Bottom:
Your Height:
Your Approximate Weight:
No. of Bones:


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