There are only so many black corsets I am willing to make much of, because I have now seen so many. And they have to be all of the following:
clear in the picture - none of this 'too dark to make out shape much less details' or 'from an angle that obscures more of the corset than it shows'
well shaped - yes, for me that means a hip-to-waist difference of at least 10 inches, preferably more. I'm not thin and my natural difference is 10, I don't think I am asking all that much, am I? and when it looks baggy above and below the waist, something is wrong.
well sewn - a minimum of puckers, of uneven seams, or horizontal wrinkles. (notice I said 'minimum')
Edit: Okay, so this is more of a public service announcement than a rant.....