What is a Corset?
Corsets have been a part of the feminine mystique for hundreds of years. No other item of apparel garners such attention and controversy as the corset (ok, maybe chastity belts!). ROISSY Intimates feels certain that corsets will continue to be with us for a long time to come. Modern materials (like German sprial steel boning) and new designs (including corsets as outerwear) have ignited a new interest in the corset as a fashion statement.
A corset is a garment designed to shape the torso into a beautiful hourglass figure enhancing the natural feminine curves of the wearer’s body. A well-made authentic corset can reduce the waist size 2-4 inches and plus sized corsets can reduce the waist size up to 6”. Each authentic corset by ROISSY Intimates is crafted to rigorous quality standards by an experienced corset maker known as a corsetiere.
Authentic Corsets vs. Costume Corsets
Authentic corsets provided by ROISSY Intimates are completely different from mass-produced corsets, sometimes called “costume corsets.” ROISSY Intimates carries both since the two serve distinctly different purposes at very different price levels. Authentic corsets are fashioned with superior construction and includes a traditional busk front closure made of steel loops and steel posts (similar to hook and eye fastenings), three fabric layers (that includes the decorative outer layer, an inner lining which holds the boning and the outer lining for a neat interior finish), and a modesty panel (to prevent skin peeking through behind the back lacing). All our laces are made of durable nylon woven cording with finished ends. We offer satin corsets, leather corsets, lace corsets, sequined corsets, PVC corsets, vinyl corsets, denim corsets, brocade corsets, velvet corsets, glitter corsets. ROISSY Intimates is proud to offer you corset choices of superior quality at an affordable price that will last for years and make a stunning impression every time you are laced into it.
At ROISSY Intimates, you have found yourself a personal corset maker. Every one of our authentic corsets, corset tops and corset dresses are genuine Vollers corsets made individually for each of our customers by Vollers, the Corset Company of the United Kingdom. Vollers was established in 1899 and is a 4th generation family owned business with a reputation for the highest quality and service. They hold exclusive patterns created by its founder that date back over 100 years. The Vollers design team travels extensively throughout the world to source an interesting and diverse variety of fabrics and materials, to constantly update the range of corsets offered. Quality is of paramount importance and every corset is made in their Portsmouth, UK factory by very experienced staff, and undergoes a rigorous inspection process to ensure customers receive the high quality garment they have ordered. Every Vollers corset purchased through ROISSY Intimates is numbered and individually packaged in the Vollers signature presentation box. The Vollers corset is a timeless classic offered in contemporary designs that are reshaping more than just traditional corsetry!
Plus Sized Corsets
Most of our standard styles are available in a range of sizes including plus sized corsets which are made to fit a natural waist up to 44 inches and cup sized through DD. Custom corsets are available for a natural waist up to 54 inches and cup sizes through J. Our personal corset fitting specialists are available to make recommendations and help you order the right corset to provide the most comfortable fit and style.
Personal - Private Fittings
We provide, at no charge, an elegant private space in our Greenland, NH. showroom for a 60 minute, private and personal corset fitting. Your special someone will be fitted for the perfect Vollers corset which never fails to produce a flattering hourglass figure.
After completing a purchase, our London based, Vollers corsetiere will make the custom corset and deliver it to our showroom within 2-4 weeks. The corset will be elegantly boxed and gift-wrapped for you. Arrangements can be made for pick-up or delivery (free of charge anywhere in the United States).
Corset purchases include:
60 minute private and personal corset fitting
A lesson in lacing for both of you
$25.00 off your corset purchase & 10% off additional purchases that day
Finally, we invite you to watch the following videos to learn more about Vollers Corsets
The Making of a Voller's Corset