Monday, December 9, 2013 Black Burlesque Corset Review

Disclaimer: I received a product from 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!

A little about

"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!

The Corset:

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.

Overall Thoughts

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, 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!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Ellen said...

That is very beautiful.

tiff said...

I love corsets! That is totally gorgeous! I've got to check this website out!

Unknown said...

I have never tried a corset, but this peaked my interest in possibly trying one. It is definitely a gorgeous color mixture.

brokenteepee said...

It looks great on you. I don't think I have the erm, assets to make a corset look good.

Jewels For Hope said...

Oh I LOVE corsets! This looks great on you!

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

That corset is very pretty. :)

Krafty Max Originals said...

ooouuuuuhhh llllaaaa lllllaaaa!! ~KM

Katherine Bartlett said...

I used to love corsets so much! They are gorgeous

A Woman And A Camera Photography said...

You look incredible as always Miss Kayla! No one likes E.D.O.B. However, I DO love the acronym!!! I loved the shoot and if you ever need any other product review shoots done, just let me know girly! <3

Lena B said...

Love the way it looks - gorgeous, but potential wardrobe malfunction would terrify me

XmasDolly said...

HOLY COW CD!!! I MEAN DAM GIRL You sure have found your calling! Why don't you be a model for pity sakes! Looking good, and HOT! I MEAN DAM GIRL! WOW! YOU DID A MOST EXCELLENT JOB IN SELLING THIS PRODUCT! YOU NEED TO CHARGE THESE PEOPLE FOR A PRODUCT LIKE THIS FOR YOU TO MODEL AND THAT'S FOR SURE AND YOU CAN TAKE IT ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK! What a portfolio that would make. So proud of you. Great job in advertising! Makes me want to go buy one right now if I could look like you in it. LOL hugs CM

Terra Heck said...

Pretty corset. You look wonderful in it.

Unknown said...

oh lala!! Stunning pics my dear!

Renae said...

Not sure if it's the "balled up socks" making the girls pop out, but a few of those shots make it look like they are popping out too much, especially the 2nd photo in the collage of photos. Maybe it's a size issue or maybe the photographer could have made sure the shots were tasteful before taking?
I enjoyed the review. Beautiful woman, beautiful corset. The two could be put together better though.