Florentine style boned linen corset
The Italian Renaissance undergarment corset is made of two layers of white dense flax with 13 corset bones imitating whalebone used in those times. Dresses of the period featured short-cut bodice and the silhouette later named "Empire style".
However, undergarment stays comes down almost to the waist and is laced on the back with the staylace.
The foundation garment is meant for peak lacing of the upper part of the stature under the dress. Corsets of the period still had no sideways bones, casings or "underbust" cups. It stays actually flat. Low neckline allowed bust to be halfway released to make it easier to breath, on the one hand. On the other hand, that allowed to partly nude tempting curves, showing through the zephyrian semitransparent silk or linen muslin of the chemise. Since corset was worn next to the skin from considerations of modesty we attached not quite historically correct white linen underskirt taking advantages of the afteryears technologies.
The skirt is not included, the set of corset and skirt is available in the store.
To check how to measure yourself please click here.
Please contact us if you have any additional questions.
Important note: This corset cannot be made in custom size for the chest circumference bigger than 43 inches (110 cm).
- 100% natural flax linen
- Plastic corset bones
- Low neckline
- 13 corset bones
- Back lacing
This item is part of the “Renaissance Memories” collectionView collection
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Ciara 30 of July 2022:
The picture shows lacing with eyelets but I just received my corset and it has pen marks on it where the holes are supposed to be…also no lacing included. I didn’t know this wouldn’t be laced and I’d have to punch holes in it myself. This is pretty inconvenient :(ArmStreet Team:
thank you for contacting us in this matter! The corset was not ready and it was sent by mistake. Of course, you are not supposed to do it yourself. Kindly ship it back to us to we could make it right. We are sorry for this mess, it is war here in our country and things are going crazy. We can fix it and you will receive the correct completed item. Kindly reply to this message so we could proceed with the return and exchange.
Linda 15 of May 2020:
Incredibly well made piece, only issue is that the arm holes are smaller than im my other Armstreet tops so i did not know to size up. Still wearable and cute just not as comfy to move in
Lola Strickland 15 of January 2016:
Great corset, great work, perfect site, will buy again, thanksArmStreet team:
Thanks for the feedback, Lola!
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Is this fit to make the breasts look smooshed like that? I'm not looking for a 4-breasted silhouette.
Yes, this corset is designed to fit snugly.
What does the bottom of the corset look like without the skirt? Is it straight or is there some kind of fastening to join the two? And if I want to buy it to wear as a top on its own, what is the most opaque white material?
Hello, the corset has straight hem. It can be made in linen or cotton. Both materials are not transparent.
Good afternoon, I am interested in buying this corset, but I need it for the beginning of April. I would like to know whether it is possible to do so , and in that case I would make my order as soon as possible. Thank you very much.
If you order now, the corset can be manufactured by March 27 approximately. Regular shipping takes 16-21 days, but we can offer UPS express shipping which takes about 5 business days to deliver. Just choose express shipping in your cart. Please mention your deadline in the comments to your order.
Good evening, I would like to know if this corset could be modified a little bit so that it could fit a regency dress. The back of the corset is a bit high, and regency dresses are lower on the back. Besides, I would like to know if the total length of the corset could be done a bit longer especially on the front, so that it has a sort of pointed shape on the front. Thank you for the information.
Sorry, but the corset pattern cannot be changed due to the technical reasons.
Out of all the bridal looks I have been looking through the past few months, this is the only one that fits what I want for my wedding dress. My plan was to buy the corset only and create my own skirt to go with it. However I looked on your website and you told someone that the look only works as underwear and doesn't look right as a standalone. Is this true? Would you be able to make it out of a different material that looks less like underwear? Please let me know. Thank you!
Well, usually we recommend choosing different colour to make the corset look less like underwear.
White linen is very thin in fact, that`s why the corset has this strong underwear look. In general, it can be worn by itself. What we can do is to make the corset of white cotton, which is thicker, heavier and keeps its shape better. If that is an option for you, please just mention the material in the comments to your order, no extra for this.
Is the Renaissance Underwear Florentine Style Corset in size 0 going to get back in stock sometime soon? Normally i would be a size 2 but your sizes on the size chart seems really big, or have i just misinterpet something? If so i would love to get the size 0 and 2 measurements on the corset. Thanks :)
At the moment we can`t tell when the size 0 will be back in stock, sorry.
Our size chart is indeed different from US, EU and UK systems. You can email us your chest, waist and under bust circumferences and we'll check which size should fit you best.
Would the natural linen be okay for use as a main dress? I was hoping to get something that could be worn on its own, or as an undergarment. It's such a beautiful piece.
This set in natural color can be worn as a main dress, though we recommend choosing more saturated colors for this purpose. Please be sure to mention this in a comment to your order, and we'll make it of thicker linen to avoid resemblance to the underwear. No extra for this.
Hello- I am looking to purchase a size 4 of the florentine style corset (without skirt). Do you have an estimate for when it will be back in stock? Thank you!
Restocking time frames vary. While we cannot provide any accurate information about when the size 4 will be back in stock, sorry. Please note, that you always can order it in custom size (made to order).
When ordering fixed sizes, should the size chosen represent the closest to our natural measurements, or should we choose the size that represents our natural measurements minus a few inches?
Please choose that size which is closest to your actual body measurements.
Do you substract inches from the measure we send you to create the perfect florentine style corset? Thanks!
Yes, since the width of the corset at the waist must be less than your real waist circumference (otherwise the corset makes no sense, and you won't get such an effect as in the photos).
We need your actual body measurements - please do not substract any inches by yourself.
what type of boning is used in this?
We use plastic bones for all our corsets.
Hello. Can you give me an advice, is it can be used not like underwear , but just like a dress?
If you want to wear it as a main dress, I'd recommend to choose some different color or to use white cotton. It's thicker, heavier and keeps the shape better.
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Someday i'll buy one of this masterpieces...
We will give her your compliments! Always welcome to ArmStreet!