So I’m going to have a little discussion about Orchard Corset that may cause a little bit of contention.
Now, before I go further, I just want to say that I think OC are great as a springboard company - Low price and decent enough quality for newbies to start dipping their toes into the corseting world.
But I personally have issues. I know of others who do as well. The corsets just aren’t curvy enough, even the level 3 silhouettes. I purchased a CS411 because I wanted a comfortable corset in a nude/beige colour. I used to train to 28”, and now tightlace to 30”. But because of my 42” hip and 38” rib, I had to buy a 32” (second image) to avoid pinching. The first image is one I made myself - 38” ribs, 30” waist, 42” hip. The hips and ribs are the same size as the OC, and only 2” down on the waist. The silhouette is entirely differnt. See my problem?
The second problem I have is demonstrated in the third image. The 411 is described as a 2/3 enhanced/extreme silhouette. When you look at the silhouette chart, the measurements are kind of vague - especially for the level 3. 10+ inch hipspring? Does that mean 10”? 11”? 15”? Who knows.
I also own a 301 waspie in 30” that I can’t even close because the hips and ribs are really small. I know that the ribspring for the mesh waspie is only 4”. The “extreme curve” corsets are only curvy from waist to hip. The ribspring is either forgotten or ignored.
This isn’t just a problem for me. I know a lot of other people of all sizes who are having the same problem. The whole “Everybody” mantra OC have going isn’t accurate at all.
EDIT: I’ve heard news that the level 4 will have a larger hipspring but virtually no ribspring - so only people shaped like an upside down spoon will fit into it.
Definitely agree- though it is certainly better than corsetstory/corsetuk. I think part of itis the more modern silohette that most of their corsets have- instead of the dramatic curves, the gentle ) . ( is what is desired right now. That said, level 4 could definitely be useful for many people. It can be hard for pear shaped people to find otr that fit. As a major pear (my underbust is only 2 inches larger than my waist, and my high hip is 7 inches larger than my waist) I would love a corset that is shaped for a spoon!From what I’m hearing, the level 4 will have a 4.5” ribsspring and a 16” hipspring. So in theory you’d probably still only get a 2” reduction. Not good..
Big brother & little sister were fighting this morning and when I went to go check on them they gave me this look. Damn your cute faces. 😭
Andamooka Rough Opal
Raw Fire Opal
Tree Fossil with Opal Rings
THESE ALL LOOK LIKE STONES MARVEL SUPERHEROS WOULD FIGHT OVER
I fucking love opals. Nuts to diamonds, opals are the bees’ knees.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
In This Moment - Blood
A Fabergé nephrite cigarette case with jewelled two-colour gold mounts, workmaster Michael Perchin, St Petersburg, circa 1890.
This looks so nice. Would like to have one.
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Green Brocade Coat - The Dark Angel Design Co
Ohhh yes please