One of my favourite types of lingerie is the corset. It creates such an amazing shape and enhances my curves to a perfect hourglass. But plus-size corsets are hard to come by unless you’re buying bespoke. So when Orion Versand sent me the Cottelli Plus Size Corsage Corset I was praying it would be a good fit.
As a proud plus-size I’m used to sizing up when buying lingerie. Very rarely is lingerie made to fit my proportions correctly. Either my boobs spill out of the cups or the straps need to be adjusted out. Its something I’ve come to accept. When giving Orion Versand my sizing details I did the usual slight size up.
You can imagine my shock when the Cottelli Plus Size Corsage Corset arrived and the sizing was so generous it was too big. The size I’d ordered even laced in was far too big for me. I contacted Orion and with no trouble at all I returned the larger size and downsized by two sizes. When the smaller Cottelli Plus Size Corsage Corset arrived I was pleased to see it looked a much better fit.
Arriving in a large box I was surprised at the size of the parcel containing the Cottelli Plus Size Corsage Corset. The packaging bears the image of an attractive woman wearing the corset and it’s the first time I realise there is a slight sheen to the Cottelli Plus Size Corsage Corset.
Hook and Eye Fastening
The Cottelli Plus Size Corsage Corset is black in colour, it’s fastened at the front by a row of traditional corset hook and eye fastenings. The back of the corset is laced so that the strings are in the middle of the back. This makes self-lacing much easier.
Being a corset the Cottelli Plus Size Corsage Corset is naturally boned. I can’t find any information on which material is used for the boning but from experience it feels like plastic bones. They’re stitched into the fabric of the corset around the body of it. This is what helps to create the enhanced curves a corset brings.
The top of the front of the Cottelli Plus Size Corsage Corset is cut to dip and enhance your cleavage. Thanks to the tight lacing effect my cleavage is already much enhanced, and this just frames it beautifully.
At the shoulder are removable straps. These are a little too thin for my liking, although they aren’t really doing anything. The corset is laced so tightly it stays up on its own. I could have easily removed the straps.
At the bottom hem sit four adjustable suspenders allowing you to team the Cottelli Plus Size Corsage Corset with stockings for a killer look. These are removeable so if you prefer you can take them off and wear the Cottelli Plus Size Corsage Corset either without hosiery or with hold ups.
The suspenders were nice and easy to attach, a plastic clip over a rubber lug allows me to attach them to my lace top stockings with no fuss. They have a good degree of adjustment to them, which is great for me as I’m short, and often suspenders are too long for me.
Self-Lacing the Cottelli Plus Size Corset
Putting the Cottelli Plus Size Corsage Corset on, I wanted to see how easy it is to do this alone. If I was dressing for date night or a partner I wouldn’t want to spoil the surprise by asking them to help. I opened the laces out a little and wrapped the corset around me.
Lifting my boobs into the top of the corset I began to line the fasteners up. Fastening a corset is a little tricky if you’re my shape. My boobs are a lot bigger than the rest of my body and this causes a tilt in the fasteners. With a little jiggling the fasteners all snap into place and the corset sits loosely around me.
Thanks to the clever lacing the Cottelli Plus Size Corsage Corset is very easy to self-lace. I can reach back and grab the laces from the centre of the lacing and pulling them around me the corset tightens around me beautifully. I’m able to bow the laces at the back, but should I need to get the Cottelli Plus Size Corsage Corset off in a rush I can always use the fasteners at the front.
The Cottelli Plus Size Corsage Corset looks amazing on. The fit is superb, the corset enhances my curvy figure, pulling my waist in and lifting and supporting my boobs wonderfully. The body of the Cottelli Plus Size Corsage Corset has a satin-like sheen to it. As the light hits it this looks elegant.
As a plus-sized woman I struggle to find lingerie which fits me well. I’m stunned by how generously sized and well designed the Cottelli Plus Size Corsage Corset is. It supports, enhances and smooths my body in all the right places. Really making the most of my figure.
I love the way the Cottelli Plus Size Corsage Corset looks so much I’d even consider wearing it out. I used to wear corsets with tutu’s to gigs etc when I was younger. It’s a stunning piece of lingerie and I feel super sexy when wearing it.
The Cottelli Plus Size Corsage Corset doesn’t come with included underwear. I teamed mine with black lace knickers, black lace top stockings and black and white heels. I feel like I slayed this look! The Cottelli Plus Size Corsage Corset has become a firm favourite in my bedroom. I’m a new fan of Cottelli Plus Size Lingerie and will be further exploring their collection!
My advice to people looking for plus-sized lingerie is check out the Orion Versand website. Just be careful when sizing as the sizes are very generous.
Thank you so much to the awesome team at Orion Versand for sending me the Cottelli Plus Size Corsage Corset for review. I was sent this item free of charge and in exchange for an honest and impartial review.