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French Overbust Corset

circa 1901

A straight-seam overbust corset from the late Victorian Era. The pattern was redrafted from one published in a French fashion magazine in 1901. A variety of period-correct embellishments adorn our French corset. The wide straps fasten in front with buttons. The corset cinches at the sides with ribbon lacing, while three buttons on either side of the center front and back allow for the attachment of a bustle or hoop petticoats. A drawstring at the neckline completes the period-correct detailing on this corset, allowing a close fit at the upper edge. The French overbust closes in front with a busk and laces through hand-set grommets in the back. This corset is offered in a selection of period-appropriate fabrics with steel boning.

French overbust back


This corset is offered in a variety of options to fit your budget and taste.
Basic Fabric Options  
For a sturdy and functional corset with a simple yet classic look, the French Overbust is offered in white lawn or linen or in beige 100% cotton twill with Petersham ribbon trim. Finished price with this option is $250.00.
white lwn
white linen
beige twill
White Lawn
White Llinen
Beige Twill
ivory petersham
petersham brown
Petersham Ribbon - Ivory
Petersham Rribbon - Brown
Premium Dupioni Silks  
For a more sophisticated corset suitable for upper-class women, the French Overbust is offered in a selection of fine dupioni silk, finished with Swiss satin trim, as pictured. Finished price with this option is $350.00.
choc dupioni
ruby rust
Rusty Ruby
Faded Gold
sage satin ribbon
gold satin ribbon
brown satin ribbon'
Satin Ribbon - Sage
Satin Ribbon - Antique Gold
Satin Ribbon - Chocolate
To order the French Overbust, email Cypress Corsetry!