I recently had the amazing honor of working with a company called Damsel in This Dress,Who makes Gorgeous Corsets,Blouses,Skirts,Hats & Neck Ruffles.The owner is a Fun loving geeky woman named Michelle,All of her products are made from her Original designs she has been working on Corsets for Years,Lover her corsets but want a different color or a Hood added? Just ask her & she is happy to add it on for you.Here is a little bit of information from her site "Designed from Her own signature patterns,Made with sturdy upholstery weight fabric,which is also used for the lining.Double stitched with upholstery thread with a tensile strength of 8 lbs.Rigid at the front openings with her signature, rubber-dipped fiberglass boning. which is Boned throughout the bodice with double-thickness European Spring Steel.They are Professionally set with wide double-sided brass grommets.All corsets Designed for women's bodies!!!"
For my review I received A Black Corset like the corset above,along with a Black matching Red Ridding Hood Hood & a Peasant top.Talking with the owner about how to take my measurements was extremely easy the owner is easy going,easy to get along with & super kind.As many of you know from previous posts over the year I have been working out & eating better to help me lose the small Belly I have 'collected' over the last year or so I have been successfully loosing weight so when I was told to measure myself for the measurements on the corset I sucked in my belly to my Goal 'Size' & sent those measurements to her,She actually sent a corset slightly smaller in size but I didn't find that out until after I tried it on.When the package arrived from Damsel in This Dress I was very excited to get the box open to reveal my new corset that I couldn't wait to show off to my friends & family,Even though this is my prize for losing my goal weight amount I had to try it on right away much to my surprise it fits amazingly.Since Michelle makes front lacing corsets they are easy to lace & tie without needing any help from someone else,Along with my corset I received on of her New Magazines which shows photos of her work,Frequently asked Q & A's,& much more in the magazine she explains that she does not like making/will not make back lacing corsets because they are hard to lace yourself & because it causes a Roll of skin/fat to gather in the middle of your back which is very uncomfortable talking with a friend of a friend who owns a back lacing corset she says it is very true that they are uncomfortable because of that small issues & the fact she needs her room mates help to lace/unlace her corset.My corset was super easy to lace up & tie myself if you lace it from Top to bottom it helps push any problem areas you have lower & helps 'Tighten' them in so that they do not show since Michelle makes corsets that have a longer side/length than normal corsets it also helps hide any love handles you may have.She can make corsets in any size though prices may vary depending on the design,fabric,details & size you want.She also makes matching skirts in her shop,Though she has literally made thousands of sales & sold hundreds of corsets & skirts I found out that it is ONLY her,Her husband & her best friend who produces all of the products they sell making it to where each & every order really is handled with love & care from the creators. As for Jewelry I plan on wearing one of my Hand made Chain Maille Necklaces with my new Corset from Damsel in This Dress.
I was very surprised how fast my corset was made & shipped to me it was way above my expectations,As noted above earlier even though I am not at my goal weight yet the corset works wonders easy to put on easy to lace & makes me look like I am already at my goal weight,I have never owned a real corset before so I was very happy to find out that it is very easy to breath,Sit & maneuver in the corset.I know most only wear corsets for special occasions such as parties,Halloween,Weddings ect but I also plan on wearing this out & about,I also plan on wearing it to concerts I go to so I plan on buying fun colored shirts to go under my corset so I can mix & match.Michelle makes matching skirts for her Corsets but I also found that these corsets look great with any thing fancy skirts,regular skirts,Jeans or even shorts depending on how you like to dress.I have a feeling that all my extra cash will go towards saving up for another corset,Michelle has an amazing Pirate Coat I have been keeping my eye on that I hope to one day be able to buy & wear.Her corsets & Skits aren't the only thing worth buying in her shop,If you want a chance to know Michelle better,See more of her past work & more I suggest buying her Magazine it has everything I mentioned above & it also has How to guides for two different crafting projects how spiffy is that? they also come with coupons for her stores. I know that this is a very long review but I absolutely love Damsel in This Dress & can't stress enough how well built & gorgeous the corsets are I know that my corset will last for years to come,I have shown it to many friends & family who are now fans & drooling over all of her amazing corsets & skirts.****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.Products were Provided by Damsel in This Dress for the Review & Giveaway****
If you would like to visit all of Damsel in This Dress sites that they run you can visit their Main website which has links to their Etsy,Artfire & Ebay pages.If you keep an eye on the Damsel in This Dress facebook page Michelle will be running a contest in January which is a Deigning contest she will be asking fans to come up with designs they would like to see her make & sell the Winning design will win one customized to fit them,Even if you can't draw perfectly it would be a fun contest to participate in.
One lucky winner will win a Wench Corset made in their size like shown in the photo above.
Please Note: The prize does NOT come with a skirt or a blouse this is for the Corset only.