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03-13-2006, 11:52 AM
I was wondering if any of you could help me. I am looking for a corset maker who does corsetry in plus sizes, but I can't find any that go above a 3X (I'm a 4X or 5X).
To clarify, I'm not looking for a bustier or something made out of velvet, but a real live corset with hardcore lacing, boning, etc.
Do any of you have any info on something like that?
03-13-2006, 12:03 PM
These folks go up to an 8X, though I wear a 3x in their sizing and IIRC we are almost the same size...
The quality is good and the price is great.
This is the corset I have. Some guy bought it for me:
03-13-2006, 12:38 PM
That's so perfect! You're my hero, Ms. Moonie! Totally awesome. I'm doing this really fun photo shoot in a couple of months, and there are a ton of these that will work.
I'm all giddy now. Wheee.....
03-13-2006, 01:32 PM
Aren't they great? They even have them in COLORS! As well as just about any size you could want....whee! I want a red one...
03-13-2006, 03:18 PM
I have heard nothing but good things about Alter Ego.. Once i get the dough to buy one from them (which they're pretty reasonable) I am sooo buying one :)
I also got a few corset links from another forum that i lust after...
Oh shoot, i can only find one, i'll post more when i find them:
This place has custom corsets for a small extra fee. They are beautiful and have been told that they are EXCELLENT working with plus sizes.
*edit* their prices a great also because it's australlian so remember to convert it...
I so want a corset but not sure if my big bubble belly would work well with one.. i'm not exactly an hourglass figure :)
03-13-2006, 04:23 PM
I vote for alter ego too. They have great corsets and good prices. I am so lusting after a corset dress now.
03-14-2006, 06:33 AM
Always a fan of Alter-Ego... Here's my Victorian style leather corset from them, it has something like 24 stays, all metal, and is more than adequate for tightlacing. In this photo, I have the back nearly touching in places, which is a compression of over 8". So, more than adequately built for tightlacing.
Now I just need to decide which style I want next!
03-14-2006, 09:24 AM
My God, Tracy, what an absolutely GORGEOUS pic! You look like the penultimate Goth beauty!!!
03-14-2006, 10:25 AM
Another thumbs up for alter-ego. Excellent worksmanship at a great price.
03-14-2006, 02:36 PM
We make corsets and I have to say they look SO much better on bigger bodies than on skinny little sticks. You definitely need metal bones to get a good shape but I would recommend checking what gauge of stays are used. If you want to tight-lace you need to check as some metal bones you can buy these days are made of something about the thickness of tin foil.
If you are having one made specially (recommended but expensive) you can specify which bones are used. If your chosen maker cant find heavy gauge stays you can also ask for twin boning (where two stays are used side by side) or double boning (where two stays are used on top of each other in the same pocket.)
And Megan, a corset could be your chance to be an hour-glass - you are such a stunner I think you'd look fantastic!!!
Love to All
Attaching a small pic of me in a (single boned) corset top
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