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Lingerie of the Week: Orchard Corset Mesh Waspie

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I've always been interested in corsets, both as practical undergarments and as works of art unto themselves, but it wasn't until recently that I began paying close attention to Orchard Corset.

When I first started blogging, they weren't nearly the powerhouse they are today. The Orchard Corset of 2008 or so specialized in fashion "corsets" (a bit like the ones you'll find at Frederick's of Hollywood) and some shapewear (girdles, garter belts, and the like), but they weren't viewed as anything close to an off the rack corsetry resource. Yet in the past few years, an amazing buying team (and an equally amazing marketing team) has made Orchard Corset the place to go for inexpensive, off the rack, quality corsets.

With a fairly narrow price range of between $70 and $84, I fully expected to be disappointed when I was given a sample to try. Instead, I was genuinely impressed, and I've actually taken to wearing an underbust corset when I work at the computer as a way keeping my posture aligned. Make no mistake... these corsets are not on the same level as a corset you'd get from Dark Garden, Lace Embrace, or even What Katie Did. However, they're not supposed to be (nor should customers expect them to be). However, for what they are --- basic corsets for those on a budget --- they're great.

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I'm not a hardcore corset wearer, tight lacer, or waist trainer. Like most lingerie, corsets are very much an item of fashion for me. And anyone who's read even a couple of posts on my blog knows how much I love black mesh. So this new waspie from Orchard Corset makes my lingerie addicted side very happy. It's light enough to wear during the hot, humid days of summer, and the mesh makes it an excellent layering piece (I'm thinking with a basic white tank and jeans, but some of you may have better fashion sense than me). And the construction (6 panels, 16 bones, and a waist tape) means it'll last... which is more than you can say for a lot of "fashion" corsets.

At $75, this corset also represents an astonishing value. It's not cheap ($75 is still a nice bit of money), but youre not going to find anything nicer for less unless it's a secondhand piece you buy from a friend. The initial size offering for this mesh corset is 18"-40" (remember: corsets are sized around 4" smaller than your natural waist measurement) and Orchard Corset has plans to extend both colors and the styles in upcoming months.

What do you think of Orchard Corset's mesh corset? Is it an item you could see yourself wearing?

Cora Harrington

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. Author of In Intimate Detail: How to Choose, Wear, and Love Lingerie. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that everyone who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.

6 Comments on this post

  1. yeha leung says:

    do you know any other corsets similar to this that is also sheer and or made of mesh? i’ve been looking for a while now but it is all usually custom made. if you know any, that would be amazing ^_^ thank you! <33

  2. Bronisław says:

    Pretty and perfect for summer :)

  3. Avigayil says:

    I love this. Is it steel boned or plastic boned?

  4. Evija says:

    I’m actually pretty impressed that the industry has gone so far to offer mesh corsets for $75, and I’m saying that in a positive way. Personally I haven’t bought a corset since about 2011, and even then it was a What Katie Did, and it was on sale, and it wasn’t mesh.. But I haven’t put one on for longer than seeing how my body changes, so, anyway.
    If I recall correctly, it was only then WKD started to introduce mesh-based corsets as off-the-rack produce, based on their existing styles, just mesh, not satin. So, again, it seems pretty awesome that quality corsets are becoming more and more available/accessible! :)

  5. Karla says:

    I bought this yesterday! Orchard corset is all that I can afford at the moment (I sadly had to cancel an order for a custom piece earlier this month), but they’re great for their price.

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