Disclaimer: I received a product from CorsetChick.com in order to facilitate this honest review on The Eclectic Element. All thoughts and opinions expressed below are 100% mine and mine alone unless otherwise stated. Please do your own research before committing to buy a product or service as your opinions may vary.
Ever since meeting my friend Treacle, a.k.a. Cora of The Lingerie Addict back at the 2010 BlogHer in New York, I've been a wee bit obsessed with lingerie. I never really considered myself a lingerie person until I started reading her blog which is all about helping woman become empowered through embracing their feminine and sexual nature and just dressing for YOU.
Since then I've come to own a few pieces of lingerie and I'm proud to say the newest edition to the collection is a gorgeous black and pink corset from CorsetChick.com!
A little about CorsetChick.com:
"CorsetChick headquarters is located in sunny south Florida and they are proud to be the largest retailer of corsets. From leather corsets, steel boned corsets, bridal corsets, all the way to under-bust corsets and plus size corsets, they are obsessed with corsets! Complete with a side of other lingerie and related items, CorsetChick is the place to go to fit all your corset needs!"
For this particular review I was sent the Black Burlesque with Pink Stripes Corset which retails for $29.99 but can be found on the CorsetChick's website for $18.00.
Thanks again to my friend Ashley of A Woman and a Camera Photography, I was able to get this beautiful corset the exposure it needs with a fun and sexy photo shoot!
My breath was definitely taken away when I opened the package and took out this gorgeous piece of lingerie! When a corset can both be extremely feminine with bows, ruffles, and lacy detail while still providing a sexy air about it with its black satin base, that's when you know you've got a winner.
I will admit usually when you come across a corset that's this inexpensive, 'cheaply made' immediately pops into your head but that's most definitely NOT the case with this beauty! I thoroughly tested this corset out a few times and had absolutely no mishaps with anything. I was especially worried about the zipper after I've heard horror stories but the zipper held up wonderfully the several times I got in and out of the piece.
The only downside that I could find with the corset itself was it didn't really give the sisters the 'push up' they needed to not look sunk in when it came to the bust, which I've gathered is common with some corsets. In the end I wound up using balled up socks to get myself a little lift which worked pretty well!
Firstly, I will say for a costume piece, this corset was unbelievably quite comfortable! You wouldn't think the words 'comfort' and 'corset' would go hand-in-hand but in this instance, they do. I was super nervous when I initially went to try this piece out because it looked small and the zipper got stuck, but worry not, after a little maneuvering it zipped all the way up and Fit. Like. A. Glove!
Seriously, it's like this corset was made for me.
The photo shoot lasted for at least an hour to an hour and a half and I was in the corset for a good 2 hours. Sitting, standing, laying down, walking--I was comfortable the whole time! Of course there was a little stiffness as is common with such a tight fitting garment but that didn't bother me.
Again, the one downside: I was worried about a full on wardrobe malfunction the whole time. While this is a beautiful costume corset, I would be worried about wearing it out and about just for the fact I would always be planning my moves ahead of time for fear of a potential E.D.O.B (Embarrassing Display Of Boob) indecent.
Considering everything, overall I would most definitely recommend this corset to anyone who is looking, lingerie novice all the way up to lingerie expert alike. For the inexpensive price tag, you're not only getting a quality garment, you're getting an extremely comfortable feminine-yet-sexy piece that you can wear to spice up the boudoir or out for a night on the town if you're not worried about an E.D.O.B incident.
As for CorsetChick.com, I'm extremely impressed with the selection they offer as well as the price they offer and, if going by the corset I received, the quality you get for what you pay. Let's just say this lingerie newbie will definitely be scoping out their vast selection in the future again when I have some extra money to spend!
If you would like to see more of my photo shoot with the Black Burlesque with Pink Ribbon Corset, you can check out A Woman and a Camera's Facebook album, Oh La La!