Punk Rave Black Cage Corset BeltBeautiful high waist cincher style belt from Punk Rave! This gorgeous Gothic belt is made from a high quality faux leather, and features a stunning cage strap design, with classic spike detailing. Fastening at the front with clasps, and at the back with corset style lacing, this lovely belt is the perfect way to complete any outfit while adding great shape.
Great quality faux leather, looks more real and less plasticky than cheaper versions. Strong and sturdy, with proper boning down the front centre and hefty fastenings. Oozes quality and durability. I had bought a cheaper cage style waist belt previously, but it broke the first time I wore it - buy cheap, buy twice! I was a bit worried that the cage style might cause bulging that makes you look like a stringed ham, but it doesn't dig in at all, but sits on top of your body (unless you pull it in crazy tight, but I like to be able to breathe!). It can be pulled in tight like a proper corset so helps to shape the waist more than standard waist belts. Once it's adjusted it can be easily be put on/taken off with the zip, so you don't have to faff with doing up a corset everytime! (Who has the patience - or rather a friend with patience?!). Great because this would be an everyday piece for me, rather than a special occasion thing. I tend to wear an 8 in tops and an 8-10 in bottoms, so I went for the 8-10 size. It's great, but I do have to have the strings open pretty wide on the back, so if you prefer a closed tight look, then size up. This is great for bringing in dresses that are looser on the waist or gothing up something that's just plain black. I will be wearing this a lot come summer. Highly recommended.
It was packaged so nicely in a punk rave fabric storage bag. I went up a size in this as usual and it fits well, looks great, The studs are a nice subtle tone, not too blingy. The fake leather is good quality. I tried it on over a black dress and it gives it a different look without being too over the top, can't wait to wear it.