Sorry, but when I get a corset in the mail, I just *have* to post pics.
These things are like luscious, waist-wittling crack.
And, of course, it's by the lovely Michelle at Damsel in this Dress.
My first corset from her was a sleek, glistening, piratical thing, so I wanted something extra steampunky that would go with almost everything. I love how this brown one can be dressed up posh or dressed down for that "my airship just crashed and I need a ride to Constantinople" look.
After another trip to my favorite thrift store, I have a long khaki skirt with lace, this long black skirt, this engineer shirt, and a floofy black poet's blouse. Added to my plum skirt, white blouse, and black pinstripe vest, I basically purchased an entire steampunkable wardrobe for under $25. Well, and the corsets. But those are worth every penny.
Now I just need someplace to wear them to...