I first thought about doing a Union Flag corset last Spring, to celebrate Prince William’s and Kate Middleton’s wedding. I thought it would be great as part of a window display, combined with lots of Union Flag bunting, but really didn’t think people would be interested in buying it. I sketched a basic design and asked our factory to throw something together, explaining that it was only for a window display and that it didn’t have ot be perfect. Well, they disagreed and were really excited a the challenge which resulted in the most fabulous (and it turns out, horribly expensive!) corset. We had it in our London boutique window for a couple of weeks and did take a few orders and that, I thought, was that.
When I was in our factory in January I started working on a range of Jubilee lingerie in red, white and blue, and started thinking about the corset again. I thought if we were going to do it, we’d really go for it! This time around we made it in the Extreme Laurie shape which takes 2” more from the waistline than last year’s Sophia shape. We also made it in two cup sizes for a perfect fit. Finally, we made a slight change to the flag design, changing the waist panels from blue to red which helps enhance the female form. The resulting corset really has had a great response, surprisingly those outside the UK are most enthusastic!
Last year, to celebrate Kate n’ Will’s wedding we made a Union Flag corset for our shop windows. It was only ever meant to be a display item, but our atelier took it very seriously and the end result was stunning. We’ve revisited it this year, in preparation for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, but have made it even more spectacular in our super curvy extreme Laurie cut.