Lavinia corset

£ 414 GBP

Slip into something just a little more extravagant with the Lavinia corset... and why keep it to the boudoir? Try pairing our exquisite corsets with a cardigan and a tulle skirt for a modern twist, and go out on the town! This model features a stunningly-detailed French lace overlay in navy blue and black silk panels and trimmings, a truly luxurious combination.

The Lavinia style is shaped to support and uplift the bust while gently compressing the waist to emphasize your new hourglass shape. Who would believe a corset could change your shape so much and still feel so comfortable? Dry clean only. Made in England.

See "More Information" below for size recommendations and to learn about our construction methods.

All of our corsets are individually hand made with these high-quality features:

  • Real steel boning (18 to 30 pieces, depending on size and style.)
  • English coutil lining, one of the sturdiest yet most breathable fabrics on the market.
  • A twill waist tape, guaranteed never to stretch
  • A metal busk closure at the front, which allows for easy dressing and undressing, and it features an under-busk flap of fabric to protect your skin from pinching.*
  • Metal grommets at the back are triple reinforced, and there is a built-in modesty placket under the lacing strings to prevent chafing.*
  • Ample long lacing strings give you size flexibility for easy dressing
  • Hand cut silk binding or grosgrain ribbon edges for a soft but durable finish against the skin
  • Dramatic shaping throughout the waist and high hip. These are much curvier than bustiers or corselets that you might find at your local department store!
*Excepting waspie corsets, which do not have busks or plackets. All other corsets, including all overbust and underbust styles do have these features.

    The waist measurements listed are the actual corset size at the waist, not your waist measurement. Our corsets should be up to 4" smaller than your natural waist for beginners or up to 6" smaller for more experienced corset wearers. All corsets should be worn with a small gap at the back.

    For example, if you naturally have a 31" waist (79cm), you may fall between sizes L and XL in the waist. Our size L corset has a 27" waist and our size XL corset has a 29" waist. So if you would like up to 4" of waist reduction, choose the size L. If you would prefer a light smoothing effect, without much constriction, then you may prefer the size XL.

    Please note that our overbust style corsets are best suited for a B or C cup size. (D cups will generally fit as well, but you may find a little extra cleavage or push-up effect results.) Make sure to consult our size chart to ensure that your bust will also fit into the size corset you've selected. If you have a fuller bustline, you may instead want to choose an underbust style corset and pairing it with a well-fitted bra of your choice.

    As sizes can vary greatly between brands, please refer to these charts before checking out.

    Bust: Measure around the fullest part of your bust. This is not the same as your bra size.
    Waist: Measure around the smallest part of your natural waist, 1-2" (2.5-5cm) above the navel.
    Low hip: Measure around the fullest part of your bottom, 7-9" (18-23cm) below the waist.

    Imperial size chart

    Size US dress UK dress Bust Waist Low Hip Bra Size Corset waist

    XS

    0 8 30-32" 23-25" 33-35" 30B / 30C 21"
    S 2-4 10 32-34" 25-27" 35-37" 32B / 32C 23"
    M 6-8 12 34-36" 27-29" 37-39" 34B / 34C 25"
    L 10-12 14 36-38" 29-31" 39-41" 36B / 36C 27"
    XL 14 16 38-40" 31-33" 41-43" 38B / 38C

    29"

    Metric size chart

    Size US dress UK dress Bust Waist Low Hip Bra Size Corset waist

    XS

    0 8 76-81cm 58-63cm 84-89cm 30B / 30C 53cm
    S 2-4 10 81-86cm 63-69cm 89-94cm 32B / 32C 58cm
    M 6-8 12 86-91cm 69-74cm 94-99cm 34B / 34C 63.5cm
    L 10-12 14 91-96cm 74-79cm 99-104c 36B / 36C 68.5cm
    XL 14 16 96-101cm 79-84cm 104-109c 38B / 38C 74cm

    Additional notes:

    • Bra size: Our bralettes are best suited to a B or C cup size, although many customers who wear A or D cups are also happy with the fit. If you wear a larger cup size than a D, you may be prefer our custom size options - contact us for details. (Additional charges apply.)
    • Corset size: This is the actual corset measurement at the waist- your waist size should be several inches larger. For more detailed sizing information, see each corset's product page and description.
    • If you fall in between sizes, we recommend selecting the larger size (except for corsets), as lingerie and lounge wear should be fitted, but not overly constricting. You'll want a bit of ease for movement and sitting comfortably.
    • Do you have questions about the proper size selections for your body or for a gift? View our blog post on gift advice, or contact us directly, and we'll assist you within 24 hours.