Set #02 Aquarius Paisley Mermaid *Includes Wench Corset + Siren Skirt + Seashell Crop - The Shells Belles Collection
CROPPED SEASHELL CORSET
This cropped, boned, sturdy little overbust corset has a bra-like fit, with a plunge neckline, metal & fiberglass boning at 5 points, and structure galore! The neckline is a deep V, for a more cleavagy-bosomy miracle!
***NOTE!*** These INCLUDE Crossfire Straps
*The size on these is measured by pulling the corset taut and pushing out the bust curves so we can get an accurate measurement of how it curves out and around. Please remember that the measurement range is because we are allowing up to two inches of a gap (e.g. a 40-42 Bust would bit a 40 Bust completely closed and on a 42" bust, it would have a 2 inch gap in the front.)
*When measuring your own bust, hold a measuring tape around the very fullest part of your bust. If you fall in between sizes, I ALWAYS recommend going UP ONE SIZE. :)
*We cleanly layer the overbust corset over the underbust to make sure the rib cages will match and that it will have the proper hourglass shape. If you are very small up top, feel free to let me know that you need a BUST ONLY alteration on this piece and IF YOU LEAVE IT IN THE COMMENTS, I will do it for FREE!
Bust Measurement of Corset/Corset Waist Size that the Piece Layers Over
32, 33, 34"/ 23, 24, 25"
35, 36"/26, 27"
37, 38"/28, 29"
39, 40"/30, 31, 32"
41, 42, 43"/ 33, 34, 35"
44, 45"/36, 37"
46, 47, 48"/ 38, 39, 40"
49, 50, 51, "/ 41, 43, 43"
53, 54"/ 44, 45"
It's inspired by a more "mermaid" or "trumpet" shape of silhouette, but I purposefully made these still easy to walk in! The front shape is achieved by a fitted-through-the hips shape that then flares out into a tightly gathered, longer ruffle. However, the back is just the same pattern from all of our other skirt pieces, there it's drawstring for fit and gently drapes down from the waist.
These are slightly shorter than our other skirts, coming in at about 39" at the front (don't want you to trip on that ruffle while you are walking) and comes down to 42" in the back.
*This is the most revised, most refined, longest living corset pattern in my shop! I have poured countless hours of thought, sewing, real live market testing, and proto-typing into this simple, classic underbust corset! It universally fits and flatters almost every shape, and it's truly sensational as a layering piece, a corset to wear with muggle clothing, and a piece that will stand the test of time and keep going and going!
*ALL of our corsets are built with 1/4" thick rounded rubber-dipped fiberglass rods as the front busk boning! They are stitched with marine upholstery thread, grommeted with double sided military grade grommets, reinforced on all seams with extra upholstery edges, and boned with the BEST steel boning I could find (shipped all the way from Europe, to Canada, to US!).
*Our Corsets are offered in a size "range" because we allow for a little bit of movement and gaps in the lacings. However, when we measure the corsets, we pull them taut, like they would be on a body, and measure as accurately as possible on the smallest curve of the waist. The smaller end of the measurement range is the size of the corset itself. The upper two inches in the range are allowing for gaps in the lacings. (e.g. a corset that says it will fit a 31-33" waist actually MEASURES 31" and would come fully closed on that measurement of waist.)
*To measure yourself, get a soft measuring tape, pull up your shirt, and hold it VERY tightly around the smallest part of your waist, usually above the belly button. We are trying to see how much YOU and your unique shape can "squish down". That is the measurement we use for our corsets. I, myself, measure at a tight 28. If I bought a size 28-30", it would come closed on me. I usually wear a 26-28" waist when I model the corsets.