This is a nice quality waistcoat. It's not real suede, but a good quality faux suede, and it's not a corset. Light and comfortable to wear, the zipper makes it easy to put on. The cording is very long, however, and not the same material as shown in the pictures (shown as more of a suede matching the fabric) but it's not a big issue. Perfect for Renaissance Faires or cottagecore outfits. I'm 5'2" with a 32 inch bust and 26 inch waist and I got size small, fits very well and it's comfortable to wear for long periods because there is no boning.