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Very nicely made for such a small price
on May 4, 2013
The corset is much darker than it looks in the picture. It's much more of a black grey. I also looked at the sizing chart and looked at previous reviews, so I ordered a size larger than I normally would (I ordered a medium and I typically wear a small). It fits well and you can adjust exactly how tight you want it with the laces in the back. There are two ribbons on the back, so the bow where you tie the ribbons is in the middle of your back, like the picture. This also comes with a matching thong, which I wasn't expecting, so that was a nice surprise.
The biggest complaint I have about the corset (I've ordered one other corset that is the same brand and it has the same problem) is the way it clasps in the front. Let me say that I was a French and Indian War reenactor for 18 years and I've worn real corsets... and there is a darn good reason that real corsets are tied either in the back or front and they don't have clasps like that. They are such a pain to get on. I ended up cutting my finger trying to get the darn thing to clip together. The way it works is one side has little circles and the other has little nubby things that you put in the circles. It seems like it might be easy, but it really isn't because the metal strip on which these clasps are attached doesn't like to move very easily.
The other complaint I had was that the shoulder straps were too long, but that was an easy fix. I just took about an inch off of the shoulders by sewing it together. Now it looks much better.
Overall, this corset is a very good buy. It's really, really cheap for being so well made. I would expect something like this to cost maybe double of what the price really is. I used to buy corsets from Hot Topic for like sixty bucks and they are overpriced garbage, especially compared to these. These are much closer made to real corsets than others I've seen. The boning appears very strong and it seems that it won't give out easily, like the ones I've gotten from Hot Topic years ago.