So I did a thing. I mashed a Victorian and an Edwardian corset together ... and shrunk the under bust so I could stick in cups. They're very different styles but technically it should be possible.
Why? Well I'm not entirely sure ... I wanted the deep sway back and straight front of the Edwardian styles, but I also wanted the softer hourglass shape of Victorian styles so I could further soften it to make it wearable ... but I don't like the squished flat bust, so I brought back the under bust and added cups. I also allowed for hip bones at the same time as tucking the center tummy in even more ...
But really it was just a pattern making exercise in possibilities ... I do these things from time to time just to keep my skills sharp and see what I can learn from the exercise. I've been interested in making corset forms for a while, too, so I want to see which shape I like. With a bit of effort I could simplify this "bust to hips" shape somewhat and possibly create a form in a similar manner to Miyumi and Friends.
It's so much fun. There's also an element in here based on my observation of latex fashion ... using latex corsets over latex catsuits ... and latex is still stretch-fit right? I've no idea if anything will come of this but I'm following my creative instincts anyway :)