6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on September 30, 2012
I recently received this corset for a Halloween costume. The color is great, and it looks very much as described. I was very pleased with the color, with the fact that it was actually boned at all (some corset tops just aren't) and that the ribbon was a sturdy but pretty satin instead of the itchy shoelace-type that usually comes with corsets (robust, but not comfortable).
However, definitely take note of the description - this does run small even within the range listed for each size. Specifically, because it has a zipper on the side, it's not quite like an ordinary corset. While most boned corsets (which this is, although probably plastic and not steel) would reduce you by several inches, this one is limited a bit by your ribcage size and doesn't have boning along both sides where you would probably most want it.
Once the zipper is done up, the lacing can adjust, so it does allow some tightening and loosening, and I find it fairly supportive, but it is definitely more for short periods of wear, costume or looking sexy than it is for any kind of tightlacing or serious burlesque. Those that would ordinarily reduce down to the small end of their size range may still find themselves with a moderately open back (depending of course on if you, like me, have a fairly wide ribcage). It also doesn't have any modesty panel so that back will be open unless you wear an undershirt. Thankfully it is boned so you won't most likely need a bra.
The petticoat is TINY and not super full, if you plan on wearing it out you will def need something under.
So: very cute, but definitely some things to know.