This corset was inspired by the classic Disney Film "Sleeping Beauty". If you remember, when Aurora is in the forest, she wears a romantic little black corset that has a split V in the front and laces up, and I have ALWAYS wanted that bodice since the time I was little! Here is our version, and you can actually wear it laced up all the way or start lacing a couple grommets down to get the split look. Either way, this is a very flattering cut on a lot of different shapes. It's especially good on pear-shaped gals, because it draws the eye upward and balances out the body. If you want it to look more "steampunk military" I would suggest going over to our steampunk section and seeing the steamed version.
This corset is boned in 9 places, and corsets with waists of 38 and up will automatically have the extra back boning option, which is $30 more and SOOOO worth it. Since this corset doesn't have straps, there is some extra support needed to properly hold up the chest and smooth the back lines. I would also recommend getting the extra boning option even if you're a smaller size, because it really does help with holding up the strapless pieces!