Overbust Corset Portfolios

Non-conical, non-bra overbust corsets. Popular for modern wear. Historic periods range throughout the Victorian and Edwardian, and include all manner of piecing styles involving panels and gores.


Corded Regency Corset


This is a bespoke plus-sized corded regency corset, made with drill cover and coutil interlining, with padded shoulder straps, a busk pocket, and fan lacing.

Drab Green Silk Overbust Corset


This is a plus-sized Victorian overbust corset I made for a friend. It has drab green dupioni silk cover material, flossing, lacing panel, and split metal busk.

1880's Blue and Cream Silk Sweetheart


This is a bespoke 1800's style Victorian sweetheart overbust corset. It has cream dupioni silk cover material, blue flossing, blue lace edging, lacing panel, and metal busk.

Purple and Black Lace Sweetheart


This is a bespoke plus-sized sweetheart overbust corset. It has purple satin cover material overlaid with pattern matched black and purple lace, a lacing panel, and a split metal busk.

Red Silk Overbust with Black Flossing


This is a bespoke sweetheart overbust corset. It has red dupioni silk cover material, contrast black stitching, flossing, lacing panel, lace edging, and split metal busk.

Quilted and Flossed Silk Overbust v.2


This is a quilted gore Victorian overbust corset I made for a friend. It has peacock dupioni silk cover material, contrast quilting on the gores, flossing, lacing panel, and split metal busk.

Quilted and Flossed Silk Overbust


This is a quilted gore Victorian overbust corset. It has peacock dupioni silk cover material, contrast quilting on the gores, flossing, lacing panel, and split metal busk.

Plum Dupioni Sweetheart


This is a bespoke Victorian sweetheart overbust corset. It has a plum dupioni silk cover, lacing panel, and split metal busk.

Brown Silk Steampunk Overbust


This is an overbust corset I made for myself. It has a brown raw silk cover, yellow ribbon embroidery gears, and a split metal busk.

Gothic Brocade Overbust


This is a bespoke overbust corset. It has a pattern matched brocade cover, black satin ribbon boning embellishments, a split metal busk, and black satin edging.

Tea Stained Spoon Busk Victorian


This is a bespoke Victorian mid-bust corset. It is made with two layers of tea stained corset coutil and split metal spoon busk.

Plus-Sized Edwardian Long-Line Overbust


This is a bespoke plus sized long-line Edwardian mid-bust corset. It is made with two layers of tea stained corset coutil, lace edging, and split metal busk.

Blue Silk Sweetheart


This is a bespoke plus sized sweetheart overbust corset. It is made with blue dupioni silk cover, black lace accent on the bust, split metal busk, and a lacing panel.

Plain Back Plus-Sized Overbust


This is a bespoke plus sized mid-bust Victorian corset. It is made from two layers of corset coutil and has a split metal busk.

Black Lace Edwardian Sweetheart


This corset is a bespokeoverbust corset. It is made with gored piecing, with burgundy satin cover overlaid with black lace. It is edged with black satin ribbon and has a metal busk, lacing panel, and removable modesty panel.

 

6 thoughts on “Overbust Corset Portfolios

  1. Absolutely love the shape of this corset. I’d probably actually wear it as underwear if it didn’t get over 100 degrees out here in the summer.

  2. How much reduction do you think this style of corset could achieve? I’m plus size, so it would be more squish than bone lol

    • All of my corsets are bespoke, made to the measurements and aesthetic desires of the individuals who order them. That means the amount of reduction obtained with each corset depends upon the size, shape, and desires of the wearer, rather than an inherent trait of the design. On average, light-lacing is a roughly 10% reduction, although it can vary greatly from individual to individual depending upon their particular measurements and body type. On average, tight-lacing is a 20% – 30% reduction, but again it varies greatly from person to person depending upon their body, comfort level, and desires.

      The proportions are fairly consistent between larger and smaller sizes, but comfortable shaping for larger sizes is quite a bit different than smaller sizes. With smaller sizes the greatest comfort concern is usually to avoid pinching or compressing bone. With very large sizes (usually size 18+) the greater comfort concern becomes the displacement of flesh, particularly in the belly area, where it is easily pushed into the lap and can cause other problems. That is why most of my plus-sized corsets have a curve over the belly. Giving extra room at the front helps prevent a roll from forming below the corset in front, preventing sitting and causing discomfort, and it also complements the accentuated curves of a larger figure.

      I personally consider a slight plus size (typically 12-18 American) to be ideal for corset wearing because there is enough padding to easily avoid pinched bone, but usually not so much that it creates other problems and discomfort. If you look through old Victorian corset advertisements, most of the models look like they are in that range. So many of the tiny corsets survive to the modern day in perfect condition because they were never purchased or worn. The mid-range sizes sold out more frequently, just like with modern clothing.

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