After figuring out what size I should get (send your measurements to the staff! They were wonderful in helping me pick a size. Fast and informative), I eagerly awaited this purchase. This was my first foray into the world of corsets of any sort.
This Dreamgirl corset comes minimally packed (less waste!) and neatly folded with the stockings and garters in a separate little bag. The corset itself felt pretty sturdy for the price. The boning is plastic, not metal, so it can only be so firm in its support.
The one complaint that I had was the length of the laces were too short--especially if you were trying to tie these laces by yourself. I had to jury rig a little system where I tied in the back first and then fastened the front (NOT something you should do, it can hurt/damage the busk of your corset). Maybe I should have gone for a bigger size? I'm not sure.
But wearing the corset, I felt super sexy. Having it be reversible wasn't an issue, I didn't feel the design on the underside and it wasn't irritating. The corset also had just the right support--not too flimsy, but definitely not the structure that a metal-boned corset would give you (but you'd have to pay much more for that).
Because I was fastening the corset wrong, I did notice that the busk looked more and more stretched as I took it on/off more often. But it held up quite nicely.
The garters were a little finicky and I think the stockings were small. The g-string was fine though. That was a very nice touch.
I look forward to pulling this out again :D Try it with the ruffle skirt! It's a really cute combination.