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ARGH - where can I buy a black corset in the next hour?!

(22 Posts)
navyeyelasH Fri 31-Dec-10 15:29:54

tried, John Lewis, M&S, anne summers, La Senza, debenhams, House of Fraser....

Am stuck! Going to a burlesque themed party tonight and can't find the black corset I planned to wear!!

minipie Fri 31-Dec-10 15:36:29

what's the rest of the outfit, maybe we could suggest alternatives? you don't want to be buying a second corset if you already have one, they are not cheap!

madammecholet Fri 31-Dec-10 15:38:40

Next had some? or try New Look?

navyeyelasH Fri 31-Dec-10 15:38:58

a can can style skirt that I spent hours making sad

Meggles76 Fri 31-Dec-10 15:41:05

Do you have a black bandeau style top that you could wear?

nickelbabyjesus Fri 31-Dec-10 15:42:31

can't you find one in a different colour?

minipie Fri 31-Dec-10 15:44:01


fitted black vest top (maybe with sparkly brooch attached)?

white vest with black braces?

nipple tassels? wink

Clure Fri 31-Dec-10 15:44:27

primark had black ones and that kind of black lace over flesh colour, £10

JenaiMarrsTartanFoxCube Fri 31-Dec-10 15:44:32

I'm sure H&M had some corset style tops in before Christmas. Although they might have been focks confused

Ann Summers?

JenaiMarrsTartanFoxCube Fri 31-Dec-10 15:45:39

Sore locator here

navyeyelasH Fri 31-Dec-10 15:45:52

nickelbabyjesus - My skirt is green and black so I really wanted black but I could do others if I have to.

Meggles76 - I only have a cami top that comes close to working but it sort of makes the skirt less impressive and dresses it down if you know what I mean and I bloody made the thing so want it to look nice!

madammecholet - next!! Good thinking, I tried new look.

Also have tried monsoon, dorothy perkins, Jane Normal, Yumi, Top Shop. Just nipping out but will be checking this from my phone so keep ideas coming!

JenaiMarrsTartanFoxCube Fri 31-Dec-10 15:45:54

focks?!?!? FROCKS.

abouteve Fri 31-Dec-10 15:46:39

TopShop has a nice one in the sale £15, it's black/cream. I bought it for DD when it was £25 and it looks lovely on her, sexy but not tacky.

QBEE Fri 31-Dec-10 15:46:44

primark also had solid black ones when I was in there Weds. hth

Clure Fri 31-Dec-10 15:46:54

a black "body" wearing a bra over the top? not sure how that would look. If you are handy with a needle and thread then maybe try attaching fabric (assuming you have some!) to a black bra?

nickelbabyjesus Fri 31-Dec-10 15:52:52

ah, now, if Jenai's frocks in H&M are corset based, then you could get one of those

If it's corset-top with skirty-bit, you can cut off the skirty-bit.

if it's just a long corset, you can wear it under the skirt (provided you don't need to do any dancing)

I was hoping that your skirt would have just been black, then a different colour would work.

JenaiMarrsTartanFoxCube Fri 31-Dec-10 15:54:10

I think they were dresses actually. But they were bloody short. Worth a look I reckon. Def go to Ann Summers if you have a branch though.

BelligerentYhoULE Fri 31-Dec-10 15:56:57

If you happen to be in South Birmingham and a size 12 I have one you could borrow!

Otherwise, if you have a black scarf, you could maybe tie it as a bandeau type top?

BluTac Fri 31-Dec-10 15:58:21


madammecholet Fri 31-Dec-10 16:08:25

where are you in the UK? Which town?

navyeyelasH Fri 31-Dec-10 18:41:15

Right everyone crisis averted! I'm in Bristol BTW but thank you BelligerentYhoULE for the offer!

I'm wearing an M&S bra now and managed attach some fabric to it sort of like a non tacky bandage top. It looks alright! I should add I'm 27 so can pull this off, plus who really cares!

Happy New Year everyone x

JudgyPrude Sat 01-Jan-11 16:19:28

Would love you to post up a picture of the final outfit as I have to come up with somthing similar in a few weeks time but I'm a bit lot older than you.

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