Featured Corset: Jenna Blue Satin Corset, Blue Satin Steel Boned Overbust Corset
Hi everybody. Today I’m going to be reviewing the Jenna Overbust Corset made by Glamorous Corsets. So here’s the front, the side, the back, and the other side. So for the length and fit of this corset, the center front here is 15 inches. At the peak of the bust down to the lap at the princess seam is 15 ½ inches. At the side seam it’s 14 inches. In the center back it is 12 ¾ inches. For the circumferential measurements, I’m wearing the waist size 22 today. The bust here, a full bust measures 29 inches. So it has a seven inch bust spring. At the high hip here it measures 31 inches. It has a nine inch hip spring, so the gap in the back that I’m wearing today fairly accurately represents that. I’m wearing it with about a four to five inch gap at the very top because my natural bust is about 35 inches. It can be squished a little bit, so that’s how I’m able to get the modesty panel to go all the way across the gap.
At the bottom here it’s about a two inch gap to accommodate my hips, and not cause any pinching or numbness. So if you’re planning to wear an overbust corset, but you are experienced in tight lacing or waist training, this particular style would be more for fashion use, and perhaps back support and bust support, but not so much in terms of waist reduction. So I would rather size up in this corset and wear a size 24 so that I can wear it with a more comfortable, more narrow gap in the back, and have more room for my bust and hips, even if I’m not going to be reducing my waist quite so much. The silhouette represents this as well. It’s a fairly modern, slim silhouette. Still very supportive around my back, still supports my bust area, but it’s not making a huge difference in my waistline today. So let’s go to the tabletop portion of this review, and I can show you the details of this close up.
Here’s the Jenna Overbust laid flat. For the material, you can see that I got this lovely royal blue satin, a fashion fabric. On the inside there is the black cotton lining, which acts as a strength fabric. Here is the Glamorous Corset label. If I turn it around you can see that this second label here shows the fabric content, and the cleaning instructions. This overbust corset has a five panel pattern; one, two, three, four, five. You can see that most of the ease for the bust are distributed between panels one and two. Some of the ease for the hip are mostly a little bit in two, most in panel three, and a little bit in panel four here as well.
This corset was constructed using the welt seam method, like with their Dita corset as well. So all that means is instead of the fashion fabric being all assembled at once, and the lining all being assembled at once, and then putting the two together, instead they assembled all layers of panel one, then all layers of panel two, all layers of panel three, etc., until they got to the end. All of the seam allowances were pressed towards the back. Because this corset is double boned on the seams, that means the boning channel that has all of the seam allowance in it is a little bit wider, and a bit thicker and plusher compared to the one adjacent to it that does not have any of the seam allowances in it. So if you notice that the boning channel is probably a little bit uneven that’s the reason why, it’s just the result of the construction of it.
Turning to the inside, I can feel a faint outline of a waist tape that stretches from the center front here, and it goes across these panels. I can feel it at least to panel four here. It might extend to the center back panel, but it’s a little bit more difficult to feel there. But it is invisibly stitched between the layers. Here is a closeup of the binding, made from bias strips of royal blue satin here, machine stitched on both the outside and inside. On the outside you can see that it is neatly stitched in the ditch so you can’t see that seam on the outside. On the inside you have that top stitch. Additionally you have six garter tabs, three on each side.
The modesty panel on the back of this corset is just about six inches wide. It is unstiffened and finished in the same royal blue satin on the outside, and the cotton on the inside. It’s attached to one side of the corset with this row of stitching, but if you don’t like modesty panels you can easily remove that with a seam ripper. Additionally, there is a modesty placket in the front of the corset that is about ¼ inch wide extending out from the knob side of the busk. It’s not boned, but it is very slightly stiffened here, and obviously it’s in the matching blue.
The busk in this corset is quite long. It’s 14 inches long, and it has six loops and pins. The last two are a little bit closer together here. It is a stainless steel busk, and is slightly wider, and slightly more rigid compared to your standard width flexible busk here. Because this busk is so long, longer busks tend to feel relatively more flexible on your, because there’s more of that length that can allow that curve there. I personally don’t find that this corset has any problem with bowing, or creating any lower tummy pooch on me. However, do keep in mind that I have a naturally very flat abdomen at this point.
This corset has a total of 20 steel bones, ten on each side, not including the center front busk here. So it’s double boned on the seams with quarter inch wide spiral steel. You can see that they attract my magnet. Then in the center back here are quarter inch wide flat steels, which are stainless steel, so they attract my magnet a little bit less because they have less of an iron content. As well as the center front busk here attract my magnet a little bit less as well, because this is stainless steel as well.
Here’s a closeup of the grommets. There are a total of 28 of them, 14 on each side, finished in silver. They are size double zero with a small to medium flange around them, and they are all equidistantly spaced. They seem to be holding in pretty well at this point. Here is the underside of the grommets, some nice big washers here. They all seem to roll pretty nicely. There are a few splits here and there, but they don’t catch on the laces here. Once again, I don’t see any pulling out, I don’t see any real damage around the fabric here. The laces in the back of this corset are your standard workhorse black flat ¼ inch wide nylon laces here. They have a little bit of spring, but they are very difficult to break or snap. They go through the grommets pretty well. The hold the knots and the bows securely. They are definitely long enough.
The Jenna Overbust Corset in this blue satin here is available in close waist sizes from 18 up to 30. Now if you wear a larger size than that then they have the Jenna Overbust in white satin, and also black satin, and these are available in waist sizes all the way up to 40. From sizes 18 to 30 the Jenna Overbust is $79 US, and from sizes 32 up to 40 it is $5 more at $84 US. This concludes my review of the Jenna Overbust Corset made by Glamorous Corsets.
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My name is Rachel, I am the owner of Glamorous Corset, a small business founded by me in 2010. Back In 2005, I was in a car accident that left me with a herniated disk. Much to my surprise I learned steel boned corsets were beneficial to several medical injuries including mine. I was always intrigued with corsetry, their history and their beautiful aesthetic. I love sharing knowledge about corsets, educating my wonderful readers and breaking the negative stigma related to corsetry. In combination with my years of research and personal experience I hope my articles are useful and can help anyone who has struggled with some of the same things I have. More about me…