Purple brocade underbust corset is boned with 14 lightweight spiral steel bones. This intermediate corset will provide more support than a fashion corset, but not as much support as the more expensive ($100+) steel boned corsets. Expect a waist reduction of around 2" in this corset.
Size chart for Fashion Corsets and Steel Boned Corsets sized S,M, L etc. These are the cosets in the ($40-70 price range)
These measurements are for the corset completely closed. Back lacing allows for an additional 2-3" on each measurement.
I was expecting this corset to be a flat purple and black, but the entire piece has a metallic shine to it. It's not quite as deep of a purple as the picture and it's a bit difficult to see the details of the design unless you're in the right light. I wear a medium in fashion corsets and this one is a bit longer than others I have, though not by much (still fits fine). I plan on this being part of my wedding dress, so I can't wait to see how it all looks together :)