The Black Cotton Underbust Corset is excellent for Renaissance, Pirate, and Steampunk costuming as well as everyday wear. Wear with a chemise and Renaissance skirt for a Renaissance styled outfit; layer over a dress for a Medieval or Fantasy look; wear with a chemise and layered pixie skirts for a Pirate style; or wear with a high-collared shirt and bustle skirt for a Steampunk look!
The black cotton has a ribbed texture in a closely woven vertical pattern that is sturdy, durable, and looks like a dressier black than most cottons, while still retaining a casual function. The corset is laced with black shoe string lacing. This corset is comfortable and supportive, with 20 flexible spiral steel bones, a steel busk with two flat steel stays for extra front support, and four flat steel stays to support the back grommets. Constructed with three layers of fabric: two inner layers of sturdy cotton twill, waist tape, and the cotton outer layer. There are four garter loops (no straps included) attached at the inside bottom seam.
Dimensions in Inches:
Center front: 11.75″ with a 10″ busk
Side length: 9.5″ – 9.75″
Center back: 12.75″
Under bust to hip: 10.25″ – 10.5″
Our classic style has a 4″ rib spring and 7″ hip spring. (This is the difference between the circumference of the ribcage or the hip measurement compared to the waist measurement of the corset when fully closed.) Our steel-boned corsets are intended to be worn with a one inch gap or more between the laces after cinching.