Returns and Refunds
Latex Colour Chart
Custom made information
Care of corsets
Putting the corset on
Care of latex clothing
All items are made to order, please be aware the waiting time may be from one to six weeks at peak periods, corsets typically take longer than latex. The average shipping time is two weeks.
We aim to dispatch your order as quickly as possible. You will be informed of an estimated delivery time when your order is received. Please bear this in mind if you need the item for a particular date. Urgent orders can be accommodated but incur an extra charge. Please contact us with any enquiries or for a current waiting time.
Lady Lucie holds a very limited stock of samples and prototypes for display purposes.
All items will be beautifully wrapped and discreetly packaged. Latex packaged in a tough mailing bag, corsets will be sent boxed.
Items in the UK will be delivered via Royal Mail's next day Special Delivery, Items sent outside of the UK will be delivered via Royal Mail’s Airsure service so the item will be insured and tracked for peace of mind. Postage and packaging costs for the U.K. and Worldwide are £5 for all orders under £100 and £10 for orders over £100.
Items can be shipped worldwide.
You are welcome to pick your order up in person from the studio by appointment.
Payment is accepted in pounds sterling only.
Currency conversion rates can be checked at www.xe.com
Online payments are made securely via Paypal, you do not need a Paypal account to use this service, you can use your debit card, credit card, bank account or Paypal balance, opening and using a Paypal account is free and easy.
Using paypal is a secure method; all financial information is kept private.
For more details visit: www.paypal.com
You are welcome to pay via cheque or cash in person by appointment.
Your order will be processed when cleared payment is received.
Returns and Refunds
Returns are accepted within 7 days, this only applies to items made in standard sizes. The goods must
be returned unworn. Goods may be exchanged or a refund may be offered with a 10% fee charged to cover
If you order the wrong sized garment it may be
exchanged for a different size at no extra cost, this does not apply when custom
measurements are given.
Orders for custom-made, special order or made to measure items are
non-returnable and non-refundable.
Lady Lucie Latex accepts no responsibility for
incorrect fitting of garments when custom measurements are supplied
by the customer.
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Each corset is meticulously hand crafted to order. This means that you can change most details of the corsets to personalise it to your taste.
Our corsets are constructed of three or four layers, the exterior ‘fashion’ fabric, a strong woven interfacing, and a cotton coutil lining (coutil is a traditional fabric intended for corsetry), another silk, satin or cotton lining may be added. All fabrics used are natural and not synthetic – synthetic fabrics do not let the skin breathe.
Seams are reinforced using double stitching and quality threads.
All corsets include a integral waist tape – a strong tape attached inside the garment to strengthen the corset at the point of highest pressure.
Quality non-stretch cotton corset laces are supplied. Ribbon laces can be added but are not suitable to withstand tight lacing and will wear out quickly.
Corsets are fully boned with stainless steel spiral boning throughout the body; these are flexible in both directions and provide firm support.
Strong slightly flexible straight steels are placed either side of the lacing at the centre back for rigidity.
Each corset contains a minimum of 14 steels. Corsets above a waist measurement of 24” will be double boned on the seams as standard for support, containing a minimum of 22 bones. Two part eyelets are used in the lacing holes, these are very strong and ‘grab’ the surrounding fabric so they will not tear out under pressure. Eyelets are positioned slightly closer together at the waistline, this prevents the laces slipping. Eyelets are available in black, silver, gold or steel colour, If you would like to change the colour from that specified please make a note when ordering.
The busk is the front fastening of your corset. Typically the two bottom clasps will be closer together on the bottom of the busk for strength at the point where your tummy is going to be pulled in.
We use rigid 2” wide steel busks, or a spoon shaped busk with very little flex to create a flat tummy, so that the corset does not bend under pressure at the waistline.
If a slimmer 1” busk is used an underbusk will be added – this is a rigid piece of steel placed behind the busk to reinforce.
Busks are available in Silver colour or Gold plated. Gold plated busks are only available in 1” width.
If you require a zip fastening or would like no busk fastening on the front please request this on ordering, Bear in mind that without a front fastening it will make the corset more difficult to put on and take off, the laces have to be done up and undone every time.
Any amount of detachable suspender straps/garters can be added to any corset, ribbon covered ruffle suspenders are available in a wide variety of colours.
A Modesty panel comes as standard in Lady Lucie corsets. A modesty panel is a panel of fabric to match your corset, placed behind the lacing in the back of the corset to protect your skin from the laces, eyelets and from rope burn. You can request to omit the modesty panel when ordering if you prefer.
You may supply your own fabric, you will need to send a sample to be assessed for its suitability.
All items are made using latex rubber sheeting from the U.K. - the best quality latex in the world.
Sheet latex is far superior to cheaper moulded latex items, it allows contours to be cut into the garment pattern to shape the body, and so the fit will be better. Sheet latex has a better shine than moulded latex and is less likely to split – moulded latex items are made using a method of dipping or pouring liquid latex which naturally causes irregularities in the thickness of the fabric, making thinly poured areas more likely to tear under any pressure.
Latex seams are glued using strong industrial latex adhesive, not water based latex milk. All seams are smooth and accurately glued.
Latex thicknesses vary depending on their suitability for garment. Fine items like stockings are made from a thin 0.25mm latex, Items like dresses, catsuits and skirts made using regular or medium 0.4/0.5mm thickness latex, Some trousers and jackets from heavier grade 0.6/0.7mm latex and items like corsets a thick, heavy grade 0.8-1.05mm latex.
All latex items are made to order so you can customise your item by having any combination of colours. Lady Lucie will happily send out colour swatches on request.
Over 50 different colours of latex are available from Lady Lucie, including standard, metallic, electric, pearlsheen, vibrant and translucent colours. Colours or thicknesses not listed may be available but in some cases will incur a surcharge to cover the cost of ordering specially.
Latex Colour Chart
Lady Lucie is very happy to create the custom made item or costume of your dreams and can work on designing items from your brief, or work with your design idea to translate it into a practical garment. A custom design will never be replicated.
Please contact me with as much information as you can provide, including any details on; fabrics, style, intended wear, budget, completion date, etc. for a quote and estimate of completion time.
Lady Lucie caters for all tastes and preferences. All details will be confidential unless agreed otherwise.
Ideas may be discussed in person, by email or telephone. Lady Lucie is not available to travel to you for consultations or fittings.
Lady Lucie will not replicate someone else’s design, if you want an item that is made by another designer please contact the manufacturer of that item. Pictures of other designers work can be used to illustrate colours, fastenings, mood, detail, shape etc. The same courtesy is expected in return regarding other designer’s work.
Payment must be made in full before any work will commence.
Copyright law internationally protects every Lady Lucie designs.
Legal Action will be taken to protect Lady Lucie’s intellectual property, and safeguard Lady Lucie’s creativity, designs and products from being copied.
The images found on this website may not be used without the permission of the copyrighted owner.
Please get in contact if you spot any Lady Lucie designs being copied.
Care of corsets
- If you wear your corset against your skin a corset liner will prolong its lifetime, keep it clean and increase comfort against your skin. A corset liner is a stretchy tube of material, available to order, custom made to your size for £15.
- Store your corset away from direct sunlight that can fade the fabric.
- Do not wear your corset laces wrapped around the waist of your corset, the laces will rub the fabric and destroy your corset.
- After wear, loosen the laces and hang your corset by the laces over a coat hanger to air it and dry any damp from perspiration or natural body oils.
- Corsets do not need cleaning often; on occasion when you feel it does need cleaning take your corset to a specialist dry cleaner or theatrical cleaner. This should be done no more than once or twice a year. All fabrics are pre-shrunk and colourfast; if your dry cleaner requests a fabric sample I will happily provide one.
- It is not recommend that you hand wash your corset yourself, The bones are made from stainless steel but it may eventually corrode and stain your corset. Never machine wash or dry your corset.
- Gently sponge clean any stains on fabric corsets as soon as possible with a mild solution of fabric wash intended for hand washing delicates. If needed, gently scrub the stain with a cloth or soft toothbrush. Leather corsets should be professionally leather cleaned.
- To avoid bending breaking the busk fastenings of your corset loosen the lacing sufficiently to allow you put on/take off your corset with ease.
- Avoid spraying your corset with perfumes or fabric fresheners; they will eventually rot the fabric.
Lady Lucie corsets are durable items, suitable for daily tight-lacing wear, properly looked after they will last many happy years.
You may need someone to help to start off with, but you will soon learn how to fasten your corset by yourself.
Start by fully loosening the lacing then put the corset around you and fasten the busk, do the top clasp first and work your way down. For a zip front corset make sure it clicks fully into place or the zip may separate and damage your corset.
Pull the loops of lacing at the waist gently, and then start to evenly tighten the laces from top down to waist and bottom up to waist progressively, all the time checking that the front busk remains straight down the body and central. If you are lacing the corset by yourself there will be less friction on the lacing loops if you cross them over, i.e.; the lacing loop that comes out of the holes on the right hand side being pulled from right to left by your left hand, and vice-versa.
You should lace until you feel a firm hugging sensation, but should not feel uncomfortable. The back of the corset does not need to be fully closed. Perhaps start off with the corset laced gently and then when your body has got used to it after maybe half an hour, tighten up a little.
To finish, tie the ends in a bow on the back, just like you do your shoelaces. To neaten the loose ends of laces up you can tuck them down behind the lacing towards the bottom.
Do not immediately tight lace a brand new corset, your corset will need approx 6 hours wear to mould to your body shape before you can go tighter.
Taking the corset off
To take the corset off fully loosen the laces in back before removing, start undoing at the top of the busk and go down.
Care of latex clothing
- Avoid sharp objects! Take care of fingernails, toenails and jewellery that can rip your latex.
- Lighter coloured & translucent latex will permanently stain a brownish-colour when it comes into contact with copper based items, this includes coins and jewellery - even jewellery that appears silver may contain traces of copper.
- Shine your latex using a water based silicone lubricant or pure silicone spray. Do not use oil or petroleum based lubricants such as baby oil or Vaseline, these will harm your garment. Avoid applying body creams and moisturisers that may contain oils before putting your latex on.
- Polish to a high shine using a soft cloth or your hands. Be gentle when polishing items with appliqué detail, rubbing too hard can lift the appliqué off.
- Ensure the garment is well talced (using baby talcum powder) or lubricated (using water based silicone lubricant) before attempting to put it on. Pull on gently, taking care that fingernails, toenails or jewellery do not snag the material. For fine items like stockings wearing a pair of cotton gloves to protect the garment from fingernails when dressing is recommended.
- As soon as possible after wear wash the garment in a very mildly soapy solution of tepid water and rinse again thoroughly with fresh water inside and out. Hang it up, away from the sun to air dry, or use a soft lint free cloth to dry your item. Leaving your item dirty with sweat and body oils will harm the latex.
- Some latex colours can develop a white milky sheen after being soaked in water, do not be alarmed! This is a characteristic of the latex and will disappear as soon as the latex is thoroughly dry.
- Items should be stored at normal room temperature and out of sunlight, Prolonged exposure to UV light causes deterioration, and will mark your garment. When not in use, lightly talc your item, carefully fold and place the item in a plastic bag and put in a closed drawer or similar, if the item is a light coloured latex and has metal fastenings wrap these in a piece of tissue paper so that there is no contact between the fastenings and latex to avoid the possibility of staining. Light coloured and translucent latex, can discolour when in direct contact with darker coloured latex, store separately.
Lady Lucie takes no responsibility for damage to items that have not been looked after! However, we offer a full repair service for damaged garments starting from £20. An alteration service is available too. Please contact us with details for a quote.