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Love Bomb: Velda Lauder Corsetiere


Velda Lauder corset, Miss Mandalay bra and brief, Playful Promises garter skirt and Pearls and Swine fascinator modelled by Tessa Kuragi. Photo by Anna Swiczeniuk, MUA by Cheyenne Raymond

A good outfit must start with the correct undergarments, and while sausaging yourself into hideous shapewear is all the rage, many of us prefer methods a little more traditional! There is nothing like a good corset to help you feel sexy and curvy, and the best part is, they can be worn under or over your best frock! Marianne at The Lingerie Addict explains what you should be looking for when buying a corset, which goes to show just how much work goes into making a good quality one.


Do you want to be the next Dita Von Teese? We can let you in on a little secret: Velda Lauder. A favourite with London’s burlesque stars (who has indeed corseted Ms. Teese); Velda Lauder creates stunning bespoke corsets in the most opulent materials you can think of. Working from her London studio, Velda’s love of the 40s lead to a fascination with curve-creating pieces, developing techniques to allow her corsets to shape without putting pressure on the ribs.


I love her philosophy: “The gift of the corset is its ability to free the inner strength and beauty of a woman in an instant.” Velda Lauder’s corsets definitely make you feel powerful, whether you are wearing one of her stunning bridal corsets or a sumptuous burlesque corset designed for daring femme fatales.



Underbust Black Satin Bow Corset 

This is such a perfect, classic corset, with the versatility to work with so many different outfits and colours! I’d love to wear this with a gorgeous red blouse and black pencil skirt. The bow adds a little bit of a cute edge.


Overbust Black Satin and Swarovski Crystal Corset

The corset of every burlesque girl’s dreams! Not only is the shape of this corset absolutely stunning, but the thousands of Swarovski crystals that must have been painstakingly applied one-by-one make this the ultimate corset.


Velda Lauder is giving away a gorgeous Ruby silk underbust LOVE BOMB bow corset (seen above), and to be in with the chance of winning, make sure you register here and quote "LOVE BOMB"! Keep an eye on her facebook and blog for more details!