Product Type: Vollers Clothing
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Gorgeous sexy Corsets
Member Name: ocemeer
Date: 27/01/10, updated on 27/01/10 (71 review reads)
Advantages: stunning handmade quality items
Disadvantages: slightly pricey
Vollers Corsets are a small family run business based in Portsmouth. They have a lovely website - www.vollers-corsets.com though I have also visited their shop.
These are proper corsets with steel boning - a long cord at the back and steel fasteners up the front.
These corsets are designed to take up to 4" off your waist size so it is always advisable to order 4" below your own waist size. Vollers cater for a huge range of sizes going as small as 18" and upto 36", however you can always go that extra mile and get a made to measure. If you are not sure of your size the website has a helpful part that will advise you, if you are still not sure they are always happy to help either online or in person in Portsmouth.
Although daunting at the beginning to fit and wear, they are relatively simple once you have the knack of the steel fastners up the front.
Vollers supply a huge range of styles and fabrics to choose from, and a rnage of prices from just over £100 to over £400 for the more expensive fabircs and styles.
Corsets come as overbust - with various upper edges, some shaped some straight across and in a normal length or a longer length (comes just below the hip bones) and under bust which can come right under hte bust line or be more of a waspie style waist clincher, all in fabrics ranging from plain satin, to embroidered brocade to leather and PVC. Some of the corsets come with removable suspender straps others do not though they are available to buy and you can pick up a set from eBay reasonablly easily, all the corsets have the loops so you can attach the straps.
They also have recently branched out into supplying blouses and skirts which compliment the corsets, which can be worn as outer wear with pride.
Corset Art - Photos and stylised drawings of women wearing corsets and corset jeweler complete the range.
Their customer service is fantastic - having snapped a cord they sent me a replacement cord out free of charge and if they can suply that corset of your dreams they will do all they can to do so - though it may cost you an arm and a leg.
For the women out there they are a beautiful item of clothing that makes you feel like a million dollors, whatever your size or shape, for the men out there having been given one as a gift its probally the most romantic and appreciated gift I have ever been given and made me really feel appreciated - its not your average dodgy tacky lingerie.
They are currently running a few offers on their website including a free photoshoot worth £199 with every corset ordered, a free corset art book - these are absolutely gorgeous pieces of artwork and a loyalty card , £10 charge which gives you 5% off every purchase for a year, for those like me who just cannot get enough of these classic items. Next Day delivery on all items cost around £5 and everythign is quality checked and individually wrapped and packaged before being sent out.
Care for your corset is simple - either dry clean or hand wash in warm soapy water.
There are other corset makers, but I would honestly say that Vollers truly give a unique service which justifies the expense. (you can now and again find good offers on eBay).
If you can't tell I love these corsets and have worn them to places like 'The last Night of the Proms' or to a night out in a pub with simple jeans, whether dressed up or dressed down they look amazing.
Summary: Handmade items which will make you feel like a film star