An overbust corset in a single layer of cotton backed silk duchesse, intricately embellished with metal leaf in gold, silver and copper, overlaid with layered metallic French leavers lace. The centre of the bust features an antique bullionwork star.
The centre front and back of the corset are re-enforced with cotton coutil. Bone channels are made of cotton twill tape, with a mixture of flat steel and synthetic baleen bones structuring the garments. Two part gold eyelets and cotton lacing form the centre back fastening.
This corset is a sample so the stitching and fit are not up to the usual retail standard. Some damage to the bust lining cotton has been covered with a hand stitched silk duchesse patch. The bottom hem is slightly assymetrically cut. These flaws are reflected in the heavily discounted price. This style is not suitable for tightlacing or waist training and is recommended as a boudoir or occasionwear piece. A similar design, if created as a bespoke garment, would cost around 80,000NOK.
The closed waist on this garment is 20", recommended for approximately a UK 6-8. Corsets should be worn 4-5" smaller than your natural waist size. The closed measurements of the corset are approximately 30" bust, 20" waist and 33.5" hip.
About the materials:
Silk duchesse satin
Herringbone weave cotton coutil
French chantilly leavers lace
Synthetic baleen and flat steel bones
Cotton lacing and two part eyelets
Metal leaf in gold, silver and copper
This corset is recommended for surface cleaning only. In the event of staining, professional dry cleaning would be recommended but this may cause some damage to/loss of exterior embellishment.