We have searched long and far to find a velvet that lives up to its name; rich, soft, smooth, luxurious, elegant and immensely touchable. You will love to wear this corset and marvel at the feel of this incredible fabric. Deep blue sensuous velvet is the only way to describe this classic velvet color. It has the depth of the ocean and will lift you to the skies when you wear your Blue Velvet.
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This corset is constructed in our most popular hourglass shape as an overbust, available in three cup sizes to fit your body. This silhouette has a higher back for comfort and support and comes with a detachable modesty panel. The front bust lacing provides for additional flexibility for fit and exposure to provide you with the comfort and curves you deserve.
Thank you to all the contributors who have worked with us over the years to make this corset possible: Amber Welch for the initial design. Lowana O'Shea (Vanyanis) for adjusting the pattern for comfort, and Lucy (Lucy's Corsetry) for her input to making this possible, and all our customers who asked for the Hourglass Overbust!
Constructed with 20 flexible spiral steel stays for added comfort and better form
6 spring steel stays supporting the grommets and busk
½ inch wide flexible steel busk front closure
3 layers of fabric:
2 inner layers constructed from high quality cotton twill
Outer layer of fabric constructed from velvet with blue satin trim
Middle layer laminated to outer layer of fabric for added strength and a smooth finish
Waist tape for added support at the waist line
Comes with a detachable modesty panel of matching blue satin
- Laced with matching single faced satin ribbon
6 garter loops (order garter straps separately)
Dimensions in Inches:
Center Front: 15.5”
Side Seam: 13”
Center Back: 15.5”
Princess seam (apex): 16"
- Hip Springs: 11"
- Bust Spring Small: 7"
- Bust Spring: Medium: 9"
- Bust Spring: Large 11"
Cup sizes for the Hourglass Overbust are based upon your bust measurement and the corset size. You will also need to consider both the front and back lacing gap.
To determine your cup size, measure your bust at its fullest. Subtract the corset size from your bust measurement. This is your bust spring. REMEMBER: you have a lacing gap in the back and a lacing gap in the front to consider.
EXAMPLE: Your natural waist measures 37" this equals a size 30 in the Hourglass. Your bust measurement is 38". Subtract 30 from 38 = 8 this is your bust spring.
You want a snug cup fit with some open front lacing, and a small lacing gap = Small Cup
You want a looser cup fit with closed front lacing and no back lacing gap = Medium Cup
Or, if math is not your strength, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist you.
For additional information on how to use hip, rib and bust springs for sizing see our How To Use Hip and Rib Springs blog.