After trying out my first two styles from Orchard Corset I've discovered that I have a weakness for the longer line, hip hugging style of the CS-246. I think it's safe to say that I will order every single colour way in this style over my lifetime and the more prints and colour ways available the better! So Armed with a big bag of goodies I travelled down to Geelong and shot with the brilliant Miles Away and captured these brilliant prints!
Freya Deco Charm Plunge Bra Silver - £26.95
Freya Deco Charm Short Silver - £9.95
This stunning pinstripe longline corset was next on my wishlist from Orchard Corset after receiving the black leather style. I wanted to venture into print without going to crazy and the simple style of a pinstripe was the perfect beginning. I wear all corsets from this company in a size 28 and when laced super tight I can lose up to 5 inches, maybe even more if I wanted to.
As you can see in the first image I can easily sit in the longer style and not feel cut in half or restricted. I have had these corsets tightened in two different ways in these images as my awesome friend Liz mastered the art on the second style but at this tightness the corset is comfortable an does not hurt me in any way. The shape we created on the second style is a little more bold.
The classic pinstripe fabric is a great option to add to any wardrobe as the print matches most colours and pairs beautifully with dresses, skirts and even pants. I've paired this with my my Freya Deco Charm Plunge bra in silver and the matching underwear. The silver and black lace bra works perfectly with the pinstripe almost like they were made to be paired together.
I purchased this bra set a few weeks ago from Bra Stop while they were having a big sale. It's my goal to own every Freya Deco style ever created as they are THE BEST bra for my shape. Since receiving my first Deco I've not looked back and each and every day I wear one of these bras. The soft padded cup, low plunge and they details on and around the cleavage are perfect. I wear my Deco brads in a 34GG and it works perfectly for my measurements.
Steel-Boned Longline Underbust Corset in Brocade (CS-426) - $84.00
Freya Deco Brief - $34.95
Kix'ies Tiffany Stockings - $18.95
Next I wore this absolutely stunning Asian brocade style fabric in the same longline style. When I ordered these two styles I thought that the pinstripe would be my favourite and the brocade a close second but since the moment I slipped into this print I've been absolutely smitten with it. The soft black satin and floral print is so sweet and dainty. The print works beautifully with plain black yet you can also match this with any of the colours featured within the flowers, so red, deep blues or purples and possibly even green.
This corset is laced in a slightly different way that the style above and we went for more waist reduction. I adored the over the top hour glass figure that we created with this corset, that much so I wore this style under 3 more outfits I shoot after these images were taken. My measurements are naturally an hourglass shape but it's always fun to wear garments that overemphasise that shape and make my curves a little more pronounced.
These longline styles are really amazing for hourglass figures as they hug you in all the right places, create defined curves and the almost scalloped bottom smooths and flattens your stomach. I've paired the brocade style with my black Freya Deco set and my all time favourite stay up stocks from Kix'ies. The black Deco bra and brief set works wonderfully with this corset and the Kix'ies thigh high stockings are the icing on the cake.
I can now safely say that featured above are 3 main items that every woman needs in her wardrobe as a basic foundation or lingerie. An Orchard Corset in longline style for a curvy shape, a Freya Deco Bra if you are above a D cup and Kix'ies thigh high stockings. These are 3 things I can't cope without!
The shape I can create with my corsets have changed how I will wear my clothing in the future, I've always relied on shapewear in the past but currently I'm not loving any styles and not getting the shape and definition I need. I also can't live without my Kix'ies thigh high never fail stockings. I wear the size D and you can read my full review here. I can't wait till the new season styles are released from this perfect stocking brand. With backseams, fishnet and pale print options there will be so many more outfit choices and styling options.