Thursday, January 17, 2013

Poise and Grace with Orchard Corset



The simple elegance of a corset is something that no other piece of shape-wear has managed to achieve in over 150 years. No bra, girdle, or "spanx", have ever given a woman the type of grace, poise, and beauty that only a real corset can give.

Started in 1968, Orchard Corset was a small shop on the famous Orchard Street in the lower east side of Manhattan. It has since expanded  to a worldwide retailer in authentic corsets, superior shape-wear and quality foundation garments to meet the various needs of today’s women.


I was recently given the amazing opportunity to sample a selection of goods from Orchard Corset, and I was pleasantly surprised by both the selection, and fantastic quality of the goods they provide. I spent nearly an hour and a half on the website, looking longingly at one beautiful work of corsetry after another. They had so many types to choose from: waist training, overbust, underbust, wasp waited, fashion, and more. That was just the corsets! Not to mention the vast array of lingerie, hosiery, modern shape-wear, and accessories as well. I was even happier to see that they used the term 'underbust' correctly on the site! Most modern corsetieres' use the term 'underbust' when actually talking about a 'wasp waist' style of corset, so I know this company is very well versed and educated in the corsetry business.

The website was very easy to navigate, and even allowed me to search by the desired color of garment I wanted. That's not all however, as I was looking around, I stumbled upon this:
"Orchard Corset offers professional custom dye on many of our shapewear products and accessories. Choose from over a dozen gorgeous colors to customize your garments to most any occasion or outfit. Please allow an additional 3-4 days before the items will ship from our warehouse for this process."

Not only can I order high quality items for a low price, but if nothing matches the color I need, I can get a blank custom dyed to match! With a dye time of only 4 days, they are also blowing competitors out of the water. Last time I tried to get something custom dyed, it took almost two weeks, and looked horrible when I finally received it.

Being the Steampunk enthusiast I am, my final decision to try out one of their Steampunk themed corsets was a simple one. I fell in love with the Brown Brocade Steampunk Underbust Corset, and was extremely excited to open the package when it finally arrived two days later. To simply say the garment was beautiful is an understatement, It's stunning! The fabric is a durable canvas type brocade, with a 100% cotton lining. It has 14 flat steel bones, so it gives me better support and definition than the modern "fashion" corsets do. Not to mention, I adore the fun antiqued brass clasps used as a front closure, instead of the normal steel busk, or hooks and eyes.


The corset was very easy to adjust in size, and comes with very durable cording in the back, to make sure there is no slipping or wear on the laces that might cause you any undue embarrassment. I was at one of my Civil War reenactments once, and the ribbon that was used to lace up my corset broke...needless to say, my corset came undone, and I made a hasty retreat back to my tent. There's no fear of that happening again with quality like this!

 Orchard Corset has gone from unknown to me, to number 1 on my recommendation list for girls looking for an amazing corset, and an even better price. And while there are thousands of different shape-wear garments available online, only Orchard Corset can give you that subtle elegance that a woman wearing a quality corset exudes.

Love and Lightning Bugs,
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30 comments:

Julia Potvin said...

Love this corset, you look awesome in it and your photo's are amazing! Your review makes me want one, it's something I have never owned. But after seeing how flattering they are,I want one! Thanks for sharing :)

Rachel Hull said...

LOVE! What a great review and I just LOVE your pics. What a great way to showcase the corset. Thanks for sharing!

DeDa Studios said...

Great looking corset! Your pic is beautiful! I really like the latches.

Gluten Free for Jen said...

What a beautiful corset!

MumbleBee said...

Very nice and unique corset. the picture and lighting captures the corset very well and my attention! PLH

jody cowan said...

This corset sounds amazing! And your photos are awesome! I'm going to take a look at their website. I'd love to have one! Thanks for this review!

Xtreme Qpon - Angela Christopher said...

That looks amazing! I'd love one of these!

Anonymous said...

Stunning! This corset is beautiful and your photos are amazing!

Hobbies on a Budget said...

I have to admit I've never worn a corset but I bet it would really change the shape of my body! You've got me really curious now!

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

Wow! You look gorgeous in these pics. I have never worn a corset but this one looks fabulous!

Dawn

Katrina said...

That's really pretty!

Holly @ Woman Tribune said...

That corset is absolutely stunning and looks gorgeous on you! The brass clasps are really cool and so different than what I have seen on most other corsets. This is a really great way to make the classic corset exciting for today. Thanks for introducing me to Orchard Corset.

Amber Trievel said...

Love this! you look amazing in it!

Anonymous said...

You are gorgeous in this. I like the detail of the corset. And it is really important to make sure it will hold up.

Anonymous said...

I have heard a lot about corsets lately and never knew how beautiful they were. I need to look into these, I have always used back braces for extra support, this is so much more feminine that that, lol.

Crista Hebel said...

WOW The detail is AMAZING! This looks like a gorgeous piece!

Erin Slocum said...

Gorgeous! Now I want to see the green one! Oh and so going to try to get one after this baby comes!

Kimberly C. said...

The corset is beautiful but of course your amazing photos don't hurt! I love the hardware on that piece!

Amanda @ Survival Guide by The Working Mom said...

That is SO beautiful!!! You make me want to sport a corset daily! :) You should totally be the spokewoman for that company!

Jessi Timmermans said...

Very pretty!

Coupons and Friends said...

Wow...Gorgeous, I always enjoy your photographs and this one captures the corset perfectly.

Lelanie Denso said...

that is a gorgeous corset!

debdenny said...

Wow. You look amazing. Nice corset!

Brr23 said...

I want a corset so bad! That is soo soo cute! Want one really bad! I am going to check them out right now! Thank you for sharing!

http://livingatthewhiteheadszoo.blogspot.com/ said...

What a great review. I don't have a corset but I always love the way they look.

Lil' Daily Deals said...

That is a beautiful corset. I don't have one, but would love to try one.

Shanna said...

Very pretty! Love it.

Jaredamy said...

That is an amazing corset! Then again you seem to make everything, and anything look beautiful.

Norma Neal said...

That corset is beautiful. I have never seen anything like it before.

Mer said...

Wow! I love the steampunk corset. The details are gorgeous and it looks very well constructed. I'm impressed by the variety available at the website, as well as the sizing tips. Yay for corsets that work for those of us with hips!