Vera is our dramatic homage to an italian golden era, the ultimate in luxury corsetry, it is crafted in decadent, heavyweight black all over floral French Leavers lace from the house of Sophie Hallette, with heavily boned seams and an inner waist elastic for that desirous hourglass effect. The corset features very sheer tulle sides, allowing for seductive glimpses of skin, and gold eyelets at the rear with traditional corset-style lacing in soft black satin ribbon, while the front has a traditional gold hook-and-eye busk with lace detailing at either side. The padded, wired cups are lined with nude georgette, so this can be worn as outerwear while still keeping your modesty. The shoulder straps and suspender straps are both detachable, while a flattering skirted-style scallop trim sits at the hem, lending a softer, prettier edge. A modern take on a retro 50s corset, this piece is a cross between the Raphaella and Mercy styles. Team it with a brief from the Laretta, Annoushka, Love or Donna ranges, and layer it beneath the pearl-trimmed, floor-sweeping Francis gown for a truly stunning effect. The Vera corset comes with a matching eye mask.