|I stumbled across OnyxWear while prowling around on one of the weekend sales routes. I was immediately impressed with their under-bust shading and highlighting and snatched up four of their shirts, one of which can be seen in the (Hippy) Jailbait post. Their style definitely runs towards the urban/slut-chic, with bright colors, high hemlines and plunging necklines. It occurred to me that if they did lingerie, I might be on to something really fun… and so off I went to their main store. On the second floor, I hit the jackpot and found a wonderful corset dress I just had to share.
Available in a multitude of colors (“Dark, Chocolate, Pink Zebra, Pink, Lime, H2O, Cherry, Barney” – I also really like the Black and will probably go back and grab it sometime in the near future. Lime, H2O, Cherry and Barney were just too neon for my tastes.), the outfit really has its strength in the corset itself. Sure, there’s a sculpted prim skirt you can wear, and yes, the black lace edging on it is delicious, but honestly, the corset takes the cake. It’s feminine and sexy with a classic burlesque feel to it.
What’s “Just Right”: The hand drawn softness of the corset is a big win; there’s plenty of fabric wrinkles just where they should be and the metal busk style closure of the front is subtle but present. The line of the panty is smooth and flattering. I really liked the contrast and pattern of the black lace ruffle on the skirt.
What Could Use Improvement: A hud or other mechanism to assist with the sizing of the skirt would have been nice. Even utilizing a “skirt shape” which I hate to do, I had difficulty getting appropriate coverage out of the skirt that comes with the ensemble. A black lace prim ruffle at the bust line that matched the ruffle at the skirt would have been delicious, as would a garter belt option. I would also have loved if the corset was designed *SEPARATE* from the panties — it isn’t. That prevents this piece from being used as a stand-alone corset, which is really too bad.
Other things to note: While OnyxWear does have a presence on The Marketplace, this item is not for sale there.
Model & Photographer: Sabella Fallen
Lingerie: Corset Flex-Dress Pink by OnyxWear (In World)
Earrings: Regan Earrings by LacieCakes(In World / The Marketplace)
Cuffs: Part of the Adnata Boots Graphite set by ADDiCTIA (In World / The Marketplace)
Necklace: Viva Necklace in Black & Silver by Ticky Tacky (In World / The Marketplace)
Garter: Classic Bow Garter in Black by Intimizzio/Armidi (In World)
Shoes: Vogue Sandals by Trashy Girls in Style* (In World)
General: Hair by Argrace, Skin by Belleza, Eyes by LAQ, Nails by Candy Nail, Wedding Ring by JCNY
Props: Cigarette Holder, Boa, and Photo Stage by the brilliant artists at Devious Minds.
Poses: Devious MindsVista Animations
Pieces: 6 – Underwear, Pants, Jacket, Shirt, Undershirt and skirt prim.
Detailing: A- and it only gets a deduction because of the issue with the panties not being separate from the corset itself.
Prim Attachments?: Skirt
Resizing Scripts?: No, and I really wish there was.
Tattoo Friendly?: Yes – multiple layering options.
Curvy Girl Friendly?: The skirt was hard to fit on my derriere. 😦 The corset held up well.
Multi-purpose pieces?: Yes – in fact, a skirt is part of the outfit. It effortlessly goes from the dance floor to the bedroom floor. (Literally and metaphorically)
Sim Rating?: Azrael is rated Mature
* Disclaimer: These gorgeous shoes were provided by the designer.