****Style Advisory: Excellent value
for a period-perfect corset in four fabric layers.
Great choice for historical re-enactments. This corset typically creates a
push-up style but may be contoured over the bosom in the
"valentine" shape. Not suitable for waist training as
it is not an underbust style. Note the lovely
rosette bodice clips and garter embellishments
for order with your corset or later.(View additional images of
corsets following the ordering section.)****
"My corset arrived on Monday and it is a beauty.
I never had a corset like this. I will be gentle and
only slowly tighten the corset more and more with
respect for Jillīs wonderful work. Thank you for this
time. I hope it take not so long time next I order.
But it was worth waiting. With corset hugs,"
Peer (8/12/12, Denmark; see corset to right)
- "The photo of your client with the overbust
camouflage fabric corset is really cute! (see below).
The client is a very pretty girl, and the corset flatters her figure.
Such a cute smile! Such energy!" Michelle (11/6/10)
This classic overbust Victorian style provides a
push-up style to elevate the bosom, and was originally
designed for wear during horseback riding and therefore
is a good choice for posture support as well as for
people who will be active while wearing their corset.
Note that the longer V-shape seen right (sharp
point) of the front bottom edge renders a truly
wonderful front-view silhouette in this corset. Care must
be given when selecting the overbust style to
ensure the upper edge horizontal line of the corset will
not show beneath the bodice of light-weight bridal gown
or dress fabrics. The style has a true "period" feel
when produced in linen (samples below; inquire about other
colors) or cotton twill as Victorian corsets
often were, and when traditional flossing is ordered
(embroidery at the ends of the bone casings, originally
used to secure the bones; today ordered more for aesthetic
reasons). Lovely in our fine
cotton-backed satin seen here: Fabrics.
Embroidered lace at the upper edge and embroidered
"flossing" add a pleasant traditional touch as well.
There are two versions of this corset, the 1877 and the 1891.
Note that either version
can have any bodice top or bottom shape you desire, including
the traditional "valentine" shape pictured on the top row
below in the dramatic black-lace-over-red-satin corset:
Style 1877 - This style is represented by
the pink plaid silk corset. This style has
back panel diagonal boning while the 1891 style does not.
This style is also shorter in back
than the 1891 style. This style is popular with historical interpreters
and with theatrical costumers because the shorter back
makes the corset feel less restrictive and comfortable,
especially for those who do not wear a corset often.
Style 1891 - This style is represented by the
scarlett silk duchesse
corset seen with hat below. This style provides more hip
coverage and is a flattering choice on naturally curvy
figures. It also has a little more boning for firmer
We offer several unique options to allow broad
creativity in your individual design.
If you desire a feature or
embellishment that you don't see offered here, please
email to inquire.
Prices quoted are based on a cotton corset with modest
upcharges for other fabric options.
When measuring for corsetry, kindly consult our
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.