Thursday, April 21, 2016

Corsets & More Corsets ~ Dark Garden Forever! from Gail Carriger

Fashionable Readers who follow me on social media know that I do not shill often (if at all). However, if you have ever admired any of my steampunk outfits (or indeed my waist under most of my vintage attire) I was wearing a Dark Garden corset.

Autumn is a dear friend (and cover model) and her wares are truly breathtaking and unique. Her custom designs are one of a kind, and you can basically order any corset you like from her (although it may cost you a bit... it's worth it).

Poison or Protect features Autumn herself, and Romancing the Werewolf features on of her Beau Brummel corsets.

I can personally vouch for her wares. I shall now provide some evidence...

As a foundation garment...

I am wearing a full coverage (custom sized) sweetheart Victorian under both of the above outfits. Until my surgery (now fully recovered, thank you for asking) this was basically vital to my well being as it was far more comfortable than a bra, and helped support my back.

Post-surgery, I'm wearing a Corselette under these two. A much more recent purchase. I did not buy a custom one as the 22 fit fine off the rack.

Above you can see an example of the same dress with and without a corset underneath. Notice how much more vintage that corest makes everything look?

As a statement piece...

 Here is my custom vest style Underbust Victorian with full back and straps worn two ways.

Above I'm wearing a Alyscia with princess cross over straps (all custom, including the material). The cream brocade is a custom sized Victorian (straight across). Before my surgery I pretty much always had to buy custom.

Above is an off-the-rack size 24 sweetheart Victorian that I modified with all that metal. Next to it is a Corselette in a size 22. Note that I can go down a size when the Rack is not involved?

There you have it. I own a few others as well, but don't have any really good photos of them.

Retro Rack is also on facebook where I post additional images and fashion thoughts.

You can also visit the following shopping lists: Travel Dork, My Steampunk, My Wardrobe.

1 comment:

  1. So, actually, the corset was more comfortable than a bra. In fact, you needed it. I hope you are getting better quickly.


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